The Queen of the Night Print

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Exclusive to the British Museum, a photographic print of the Mesopotamian Queen of the Night relief.

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

The design is based on a Mesopotamian plaque from the Old Babylonian period, referred to as the Queen of the Night, which dates to c.1750 BC. The fired clay relief depicts a winged woman, her clawed feet standing on the backs of lions, flanked by large owls. The plaque is widely believed to represent the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna, later known as Ishtar, the Lady of Heaven. One of the oldest known named goddesses, Ishtar was associated with sexuality and gender identity. In the once brightly coloured plaque, she is seen holding a rod-and-ring, symbols of justice and royalty.

Alternative interpretations of the relief identify the figure as Ereshkigal, goddess of the underworld and Ishtar’s sister.

A beautiful piece of home art.

  • Product Code: CMCD74170
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H25 x L20cm, Image size: H15.8 x L11.9cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg

Exclusive to the British Museum, a photographic print of the Mesopotamian Queen of the Night relief.

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

The design is based on a Mesopotamian plaque from the Old Babylonian period, referred to as the Queen of the Night, which dates to c.1750 BC. The fired clay relief depicts a winged woman, her clawed feet standing on the backs of lions, flanked by large owls. The plaque is widely believed to represent the Mesopotamian goddess Inanna, later known as Ishtar, the Lady of Heaven. One of the oldest known named goddesses, Ishtar was associated with sexuality and gender identity. In the once brightly coloured plaque, she is seen holding a rod-and-ring, symbols of justice and royalty.

Alternative interpretations of the relief identify the figure as Ereshkigal, goddess of the underworld and Ishtar’s sister.

A beautiful piece of home art.

  • Product Code: CMCD74170
  • Product Weight: 0.1Kg
  • Dimensions: H25 x L20cm, Image size: H15.8 x L11.9cm
  • Exhibition: Feminine power: the divine to the demonic
  • Material: Fine grain art paper
  • Postage Weight: 0.10 Kg
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