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Queen of Sheba by Tadarida Queen of Sheba by Tadarida
Queen of Sheba (or Saba) ruled the ancient kingdom of Sheba sometime in 10th century BC. She is reffered to in the Hebrew Bible, the New testament, Habeshan history and the Muslim Koran, she also appears in Turkish and Persian paintings and in Kabbalistic treatises. She is known by many names: Sheba, Saba, Makeda, Maqueda, Bilqis, Balkis, Mareb, Felix, Niculae.

Despite all the mystery surrounding her, Sheba has became a symbol of wisdom, beauty and power. Her story inspired painters and Hollywood movie makers. A tale of her love affair with King Salomon in still told in Africa and Arabia.

**** Under the name Bilquis she she plays a minor role in a Neil Gaiman's book - "American Gods" ****
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atram95 Featured By Owner Jun 4, 2018  Hobbyist Artist
Your draw is Magnificent!! Congratulation I love it!!

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MademoiselleNoName Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Круто, мне нравится Heart 
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015
I don't speak Russian, but thanks :P
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MademoiselleNoName Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
No prob.
Okay. The thing is that everytime when I see Poles I don't know what language to speak with them. Some of them know russian.. and besides it's strange for me to speak english with the slavs hmm 
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015
Ah, I understand. I had the same thing with friends from Czech and Slovakia, but eventually we settled on English anyway. The languages are similar, but still different enough (unfortunately, life would be easier :D )
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MademoiselleNoName Featured By Owner Sep 27, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
That's right
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chinamasa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Writer
Hi, I would like to know who painted the above portrait of Queen of Sheba.  Is it Ana.  Please let me know, I'm doing doing a project and need your help?    
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Tadarida Featured By Owner Jun 20, 2015
Well, I did. I don't think I understand the question ;)
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chinamasa Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2015  Professional Writer
Hi, who painted this?  I'm looking for the artist.
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waltsland Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2014  Student Traditional Artist
VERY GOOD!
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minoana Featured By Owner Jul 2, 2013  Hobbyist
What a beautiful image, radiant with intelligence and personality.
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matthewbroderick93 Featured By Owner Mar 17, 2013
Just gorgeous.
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InGodzHandz Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2012  Hobbyist Writer
This is probably closer to what she looked like in real life. Great job!
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Re6ilient Featured By Owner Aug 1, 2012  Student Filmographer
Lovely.
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loverofbeauty Featured By Owner Mar 21, 2012
Are you familiar with the works of Michael Wood?
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theubbergeek2 Featured By Owner May 10, 2011
The current scholars and historians tend to think that Sheba was modern Yemen or Ethiopian lands, both having relations to each other, ancient history and had times of riches and glory....
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AlexanderAeternus Featured By Owner Aug 26, 2010
She is absolutely beautiful! Stunning. The caramel - honey tones are accurate for ethnicity, and her slightly furrowed brow displays a mood. I can hear her say "Kiss me with your mouth...your love is better than wine"(Song of Solomon 1:2)
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AlanWest Featured By Owner Aug 18, 2010
She's beautiful! Thanks :)
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PoPanda Featured By Owner Aug 16, 2010
very nice!
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