Lilith; Kiki Smith Print

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a print showing a detail from Kiki Smith’s Lilith.

This print forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

This striking image shows the head from a statue of a woman with piercing blue eyes. The 1994 statue, titled Lilith, is a work by American artist Kiki Smith, cast in bronze from a mould of a real woman’s body. Lilith is an ancient demon, feared in Middle Eastern and European cultures for at least 4,000 years. From around the year 700, Jewish mystical texts identified Lilith as Adam’s first wife, created not from his ribs, as was Eve, but from the same earth that he himself was created from. When Lilith refused to subject to Adam’s will, she fled Eden, and became the lover of Satan. Although she is associated with infant death and sterility, Lilith has become in recent years a symbol of female defiance against traditional patriarchal expectations.

A fascinating piece of home art.

  • Product Code: CMCD74320
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H20 x L25cm, Image size: H11.9 x L16cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a print showing a detail from Kiki Smith’s Lilith.

This print forms part of a range accompanying the British Museum exhibition Feminine power: the divine to the demonic.

This striking image shows the head from a statue of a woman with piercing blue eyes. The 1994 statue, titled Lilith, is a work by American artist Kiki Smith, cast in bronze from a mould of a real woman’s body. Lilith is an ancient demon, feared in Middle Eastern and European cultures for at least 4,000 years. From around the year 700, Jewish mystical texts identified Lilith as Adam’s first wife, created not from his ribs, as was Eve, but from the same earth that he himself was created from. When Lilith refused to subject to Adam’s will, she fled Eden, and became the lover of Satan. Although she is associated with infant death and sterility, Lilith has become in recent years a symbol of female defiance against traditional patriarchal expectations.

A fascinating piece of home art.

  • Product Code: CMCD74320
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H20 x L25cm, Image size: H11.9 x L16cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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