The Queen

About This Project

Radio carbon dating reveals that Queen Losha lived at Thulamela about 200 years after the death of King Ingwe. Measurements of her bones reveal that she was an exceptionally tall woman. The plaited gold bracelet found on her arm is depicted on the border of the label.

Here she is portrayed as she may have looked in life, adopting the traditional losha gesture, the gesture of respect which gave her her name.