Category:Burney relief, Queen of the Night

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Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the "Burney relief" or "Queen of the Night relief". The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in ancient Jewish folklore), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu.

Description
English: Known as the Burney relief or Queen of the Night Relief
Español: Relieve Burney: La Reina de la Noche
Français : Plaque Burney / Reine de la Nuit
Italiano: Rilievo Burney / Regina della Notte
Depicted person: Thought to be Lilitu, Inanna/Ishtar or Ereshkigal
Date 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC
Dimensions Height: 49.5 cm (19.5 in). Width: 37 cm (14.6 in). Depth: 4.8 cm (1.9 in).
British Museum Link back to Institution infobox template wikidata:Q6373
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Native name British Museum
Location London
Coordinates 51° 31′ 10″ N, 0° 07′ 37″ W Link to OpenStreetMap  Link to Google Maps
Established
Website www.britishmuseum.org
Authority control
G56/MES1/23 (room 56)
References Loan 1238 / Registration: 2003,0718.1
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