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.

Burney Relief  wikidata:Q1016771 reasonator:Q1016771
Burney Relief
label QS:Lit,"Rilievo Burney"
label QS:Lfr,"Plaque Burney"
label QS:Leu,"Gauaren erregina"
label QS:Lde,"Burney-Relief"
label QS:Lzh,"伯尼浮雕"
label QS:Lsl,"Relief Kraljice noči"
label QS:Lja,"バーニーの浮彫"
label QS:Lru,"Рельеф Берни"
label QS:Lca,"La Reina de la Nit (relleu)"
label QS:Leo,"Burney-reliefo"
label QS:Lhe,"תבליט ברני"
label QS:Lnl,"Burney Relief"
label QS:Lml,"ബേണി റിലീഫ്"
label QS:Lsi,"බර්නී උන්නතය"
label QS:Les,"La Reina de la Noche (relieve)"
label QS:Ltr,"Burney Rölyefi"
label QS:Len,"Burney Relief"
label QS:Lar,"منحوتة ملكة الليل"
label QS:Lel,"Η Βασίλισσα της Νυκτός"
label QS:Lnb,"Burneyrelieffet"
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Part of Isin-Larsa period Edit this at Wikidata
Object type high relief / terracotta / plaque Edit this at Wikidata
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
Language no linguistic content Edit this at Wikidata
Date 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC
Medium terracotta, fire clay, relief and bas-relief Edit this at Wikidata Edit this at Wikidata
Dimensions height: 49.5 cm (19.4 in); width: 37 cm (14.5 in); depth: 4.8 cm (1.8 in)
dimensions QS:P2048,49.5U174728
dimensions QS:P2049,37U174728
dimensions QS:P5524,4.8U174728
institution QS:P195,Q6373
Current location
G56/MES1/23 (room 56)
Accession number
2003,0718.1 (British Museum) Edit this at Wikidata
Place of creation Babylonia
References Loan 1238 / Registration: 2003,0718.1
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<nowiki>La Reina de la Noche (relieve); Plaque Burney; Gauaren erregina; La Reina de la Nit (relleu); Burney-Relief; 伯尼浮雕; Relief Kraljice noči; バーニーの浮彫; ബേണി റിലീഫ്; תבליט ברני; Burneyrelieffet; Burney Relief; منحوتة ملكة الليل; Burney Rölyefi; Rilievo Burney; බර්නී උන්නතය; Burney Relief; Burney-reliefo; Η Βασίλισσα της Νυκτός; Рельеф Берни; artefacte històric; tarihi eser; Terrakottarelief; scultura babilonese realizzata in altorilievo su terracotta, con figura di divinità femminile nuda e alata, in piedi su due leoni e affiancata da due gufi, databile tra il 1765 e il 1745 e conservata al British Museum; historical artifact; منحوتة; פסל; bas-reflief babylonien conservé au British Museum; Rilievo di Burney; Rilievo della Regina della Notte; Altorilievo della Regina della Notte; Reine de la Nuit; Ishtar; Relleu Burney; Queen of the Night; Relieve Burney; Gecenin Kraliçesi; Gecenin Kraliçesi Rölyefi; Königin-der-Nacht-Relief</nowiki>
Burney Relief 
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DepictsEreshkigal, Ishtar, Inanna and Ishtar
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LocationBritish Museum, Bloomsbury, London Borough of Camden, Greater London, London, England
Country of origin
Language of work or name
  • no linguistic content
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  • 19th century BC
  • 37 cm
  • 37 ±1 cm
  • 49.5 cm
  • 49.5 ±0.1 cm
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Wikidata Q1016771
VIAF ID: 177680964
Library of Congress authority ID: no2007023516
Bibliothèque nationale de France ID: 15737428v
BabelNet ID: 01974043n
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