Sundiata Keita of Mali

sundiata-keita

My depiction of Sundiata Keita, the warrior prince and conqueror who founded the great Empire of Mali in West Africa. He’s even the protagonist of his own epic, a copy of which I own in my personal library. After seeing a famous old painting of Napoleon on horseback, I felt that the pose would suit Sundiata very well since he was very much like the Napoleon of his time and place (insofar as he conquered a lot of land and founded a big empire, at least).
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