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The Queen of Sheba by cabepfir The Queen of Sheba by cabepfir
For the Historical Characters series

During her stay at Solomon's palace, the wealthy Queen of Sheba discovered that the most precious possession was water.

From wikipedia: The narrative given in the Kebra Negast - which has no parallel in the Hebrew Biblical story - is that King Solomon invited the Queen of Sheba to a banquet, serving spicy food to induce her thirst, and inviting her to stay in his palace overnight. The Queen asked him to swear that he would not take her by force. He accepted upon the condition that she, in turn, would not take anything from his house by force. The Queen assured that she would not, slightly offended by the implication that she, a rich and powerful monarch, would engage in stealing. However, as she woke up in the middle of the night, she was very thirsty. Just as she reached for a jar of water placed close to her bed, King Solomon appeared, warning her that she was breaking her oath, water being the most valuable of all material possessions. Thus, while quenching her thirst, she set the king free from his promise and they spent the night together.

This one was inked with a Pentel Pocket brush.

Kindly reblog from here so I can keep tracks: dotofink.tumblr.com/post/17379…
or dotofink.tumblr.com/post/79755… thanks!
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:icontiberius111:
Tiberius111 Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2012
Solomon, always pimpin' :icondatassplz:
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kethryn Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Hobbyist
Good grief, King Solomon sounds like a right dick.
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
A profiteer, for sure.
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Veronica-Art Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional General Artist
I love the colours and the style.- gorgeus!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Feb 12, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Thank you! :hug:
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cariclea Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Fantastico!
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cabepfir Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2012  Professional Traditional Artist
Grazie mille! :)
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