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Zenobia by Wildweasel339 Zenobia by Wildweasel339
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Daughter of Sand and Stone
by Libbie Hawker libbiehawker.com/

Zenobia was a 3rd-century Queen of the Palmyrene Empire in Syria, who led a famous revolt against the Roman Empire.  She expanded the empire, conquering Egypt and expelling the Roman prefectTenagino Probus, who was beheaded after he led an attempt to recapture the territory. She ruled over Egypt until 274, when she was defeated and taken as a hostage to Rome by Emperor Aurelian.  It is said that she was paraded through the streets of Rome, bound by chains of gold.

Zenobia on Wikipedia en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Zenobia

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Zenobia, Queen of Palmyra by Wildweasel339
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Marina-braid Featured By Owner Apr 3, 2019
A very interesting image. I very like to see pictures of Russian girls captured by Tatars and led to slavery...
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Jacky13844 Featured By Owner Edited Dec 19, 2018  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
You should’ve also mention she was pardoned afterwards and became a landed nobility with a manor given to her not far from Rome
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Touch-Not-This-Cat Featured By Owner Nov 12, 2018
Solid gold or merely plated? Gold seems a bit soft to be a reliable chain metal.
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RyanLester Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017
Hi! I wanted to ask you something. I'm making a...ah, thing for D&D. A little homebrew background...whatever. I wanted to ask your permission to use this image for it? 

It's absolutely beautiful, the history behind it is awesome, and I will give you full credit for it. 
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jul 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Sure, thanks for asking!
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RyanLester Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2017
c: thank YOU for letting me use it! 

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chris71666 Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2017
outstanding - Thx !!!
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emo-445 Featured By Owner Jun 18, 2017  Hobbyist Artist
omg.  Such beautiful art work.  It's amazing and jaw dropping.  
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Pirates-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
I love it so much. This was the first of your art that I saw, and it was so beautiful, capturing perfectly the history and her expression of defeat, that I had to sketch it myself. I'm not sure if you are interested in seeing my sketch at all, but I'm pirates-pencil if you ever want to look at it.
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:iconwildweasel339:
Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Thanks a bunch :)
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:iconpirates-pencil:
Pirates-Pencil Featured By Owner Sep 2, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
You are very welcome. Its a lovely piece.
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Captain-Capsize Featured By Owner Jun 22, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Love the history exert and love how you created her through art. Beautiful piece. <3
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JessicaWoods Featured By Owner Jun 17, 2016
Beautiful...this is what I've told I was like, and I love your visions of her that you managed to recreate in your art♥ Thank you for sharing.
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:iconjoana9:
joana9 Featured By Owner May 8, 2016
Such a stunning piece....It's perfection.
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DDGrafix Featured By Owner Apr 22, 2016  Professional General Artist
A powerful and well-painted piece
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Nocscura Featured By Owner Mar 20, 2016  Professional Digital Artist
Wow! This is really good!
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madziorra7 Featured By Owner Feb 27, 2016  Hobbyist
Beautiful work
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:iconysydora:
Ysydora Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2016  Hobbyist General Artist
Such a beautiful work!!la in love 
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HotaruNS13 Featured By Owner Dec 28, 2015  Hobbyist Artist
Beautful
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cwm3556 Featured By Owner Dec 24, 2015
I agree, Beautiful work. stunning piece that captures the story perfectly. Clap 
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Enoa79 Featured By Owner Nov 28, 2015
Beautiful work. Very well done.
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:iconimhilien:
imhilien Featured By Owner Nov 14, 2015  Student Traditional Artist
Beautifully done. :)
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RebellingLemming Featured By Owner Nov 13, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Great art!
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dida5002 Featured By Owner Nov 5, 2015  Professional General Artist
nice work
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SaariCorporation Featured By Owner Oct 1, 2015  Hobbyist Filmographer
Nice.
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desertforest Featured By Owner Sep 30, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Sad and yet dramatic.
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:iconkenobi-wan:
Kenobi-wan Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2015  Student Filmographer
Ces deux dessins sont mes deux préférés de tout DA :O
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cemac Featured By Owner Sep 10, 2015
I have included this amazing artwork in the new feature for September 2015 on the front of the :icondigitaldelights: journal. Please :+fav: the journal so that more members may see your art, and thank you for being a member :heart:
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LadyofAzzaroth Featured By Owner Aug 28, 2015  Student General Artist
Beautiful Work :heart:
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n2n44 Featured By Owner Aug 12, 2015
just awesome :)
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artofMilica Featured By Owner Jul 27, 2015  Professional General Artist
Just amazing. I love the lighting and emotion.
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ISE32 Featured By Owner Jul 21, 2015  Hobbyist Interface Designer
Really beautiful.
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Daydreamer046 Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Excellent painting!
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RenMoraes Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Beautiful colors and brushing !!
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MaidenPaladin Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
This is a beautifully evocative picture! One really feels her sorrow and resignation mixed with regal bearing.
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jul 7, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
Much appreciated :)
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Toshi81 Featured By Owner Jun 26, 2015
This is so beautiful! Amazing!
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One1me Featured By Owner Edited Jun 15, 2015
Very nice i love Zenobia and i love this one
you must be really Proud of it
I have a question
Where are you from?
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SapanVasava Featured By Owner Jun 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Awesome...!!!
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eurysthee Featured By Owner Apr 19, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Beautiful pose, face, color, light.
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gwennyp Featured By Owner Apr 8, 2015  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
very nice!!!
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PixelGamerGirl Featured By Owner Mar 19, 2015
god
i love her...
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joelduggan Featured By Owner Feb 21, 2015  Professional General Artist
I really enjoy your loose but descriptive brushwork. Have you ever posted videos or tutorials of you process?
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Darkaids Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2015
Very nice, the pose is awesome!! 
The aura of your piece - although she is looking down and is subdued, she still radiate strength-
THAT just makes it even more elegant!
 
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WYNTERS21 Featured By Owner Feb 5, 2015
Heartbreaking and exquisite!
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Rita-Ria Featured By Owner Feb 2, 2015  Professional Traditional Artist
Just love the colors and pose, and of course the brush strokes!
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Karinta Featured By Owner Jan 31, 2015  Student General Artist
Absolutely lovely.... I adore the lighting.
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Nayhed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
this is a wonderful painting! I really love the shading and mixture of orange and gold colors :)
this good read :) you learn something new everyday :D
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Wildweasel339 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Professional Digital Artist
thank you :)
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Nayhed Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2015  Student General Artist
your welcome :)
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