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West African royalty; note the symbols adorning the headdress, similar to that of Hathor, as well the African Ankh apparent on the staff.

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Queen Nzinga Mbande, (1583-1663) was a warrior queen of the Nzinga and Matamba and one of the greatest female African rulers who fought valiantly to keep her country's citizens from becoming victims of the slave trade.

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Inspire Me Through Jewelry- A Photo Journey

In Ghana, the display of gold at the Ashanti king’s jubilee in 1995 was unsurpassed in splendor. This Adioukrou Queen Mother, attending the jubilee, indicates her status by wearing gold turtle & crocodile talismans in her hair.

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Empress Menen Asfaw (Baptismal name Wolete Giyorgis 3 April 1891 – 15 February 1962) was the wife and consort of Emperor Haile Selassie I of Ethiopia.

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In full regalia; Princess Elizabeth of Toro: The first African and Royal to be an international supermodel.

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