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Lilith in Art

Lilith or Ishtar stone relief
Above: Burney relief, also known as 'The Queen of the Night', 1800 to 1750 BCE Lilmerian or Assyrian terra cotta of the Isin-Larsa- or Old-Babylonian period. Lilith is identified with the owl in Isaiah 34. Some experts name the figure as Lilitu, others say Inanna/Ishtar, or Ereshkigal. Her hands have a clearly visible life, head and heart line.
Lilith, by Kenyon Cox
Above: Lilith 1892 Kenyon Cox 1856-1919
Wildcats shall meet with hyenas, goat-demons shall call to each other; there too Lilith shall repose,and find a place to rest. There shall the owl nest and lay and hatch and brood in its shadow. Isaiah 34 14-15
sculpture Lilith from Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris
Adam, Lilith & Eve
relief sculpture, c. 1210 CE Base of trumeau, left portal, West Fa├žade, Notre Dame Cathedral, Paris.
Dante's Lilith
Lady Lilith By Dante Gabriel Rossetti. 1864-73. This painting is companion to the poem written by the artist, reprinted below. Wilmington Society of the Fine Arts, Wilmington, Delaware.

Dante Gabriel Rossetti's Poem "Lilith," Later Published as "Body's Beauty" (1868)

Of Adam's first wife, Lilith, it is told (The witch he loved before the gift of Eve,) That, ere the snake's, her sweet tongue could deceive, And her enchanted hair was the first gold.

And still she sits, young while the earth is old, And, subtly of herself contemplative, Draws men to watch the bright web she can weave, Till heart and body and life are in its hold.

The rose and poppy are her flower; for where Is he not found, O Lilith, whom shed scent And soft-shed kisses and soft sleep shall snare? Lo! as that youth's eyes burned at thine, so went Thy spell through him, and left his straight neck bent And round his heart one strangling golden hair.

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Michaelangelo's Lilith
Michelangelo's "Temptation and Fall" from the Sistine Chapel Ceiling.
Jacob Jordeans painting Golden Apple of Discord></div><figcaption>Golden Apple of Discord by Jacob Jordaens<br>Notice the caduceus (Hermes staff representing medicine, poison, used by modern medicine for Rx or prescriptions) in the right background and the omega or symbol of the South node (karma from the past) adorning the woman on the left.</figcaption></figure></div></div><div style=