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|Subject: The Ingxotha Wed Mar 03, 2010 3:37 pm|| |
The highest award the Zulu King could give and was their equivalent of a VC and the Order of the Garter. About 8 - 9 inches , it is made from cast brass. Three kings used it - Dingaan; Panda and Cetshwayo.
Doe's anyone have a photo or a link to a photo of the Ingxotha.
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|Subject: Re: The Ingxotha Wed Mar 03, 2010 5:28 pm|| |
The KwaZulu Cultural History Museum site will give you a photo and history.
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|Subject: Re: The Ingxotha Wed Mar 03, 2010 10:09 pm|| |
The King and all those soldiers and favourites who he gave it to as a special honour wore these gauntlets.[You must be registered and logged in to see this image.]
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|Subject: Re: The Ingxotha Thu Mar 04, 2010 6:45 am|| |
Just a correction to the spelling, Gents. It can make a tremendous diference to the translation!
Dingaan to Dingane ("The Needy One");
Panda to Mpande ("The Root" or "The Stem");
Cetshwayo means "The Slandered One".
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|Subject: Re: The Ingxotha Thu Mar 04, 2010 7:24 am|| |
Here are two on display at the oNdini museum - plus a 'bravery bead' necklace (iziqu).
Courtesy of I.Knight