Lillith Statue Warm Bronze Finish
Lilith Statuette with birds of wisdom and kings of beasts.
She holds the rod and ring of Sumerian royal authority (or glyph of 100,000).
3 inches high / about the size of the palm of the average woman's hand
[Colville collection, c. 2300 BCE]
Lilith: Middle Eastern. (Sumerian/Hebrew). The First Feminist Goddess, dating to 2300 BCE or earlier. This powerful dark-mother goddess is referred to as a demon by Levite priests who wrote the Bible, likely due to her assertive behavior at a time when patriarchy was new. Some ancient writings suggest say she refused to 'lie under' and that her unwillingness to submit to her husband sexually, interpreted by some as the assuming the missionary position, was one of the reasons the church demonized her.
Lilith is referred to as the hand of Inanna, who gathered males into the temple for sacred sexual rites. In the Sumerian tradition, she was the original wife of Adam, with whom she claimed equality because they were created together in the image of Elohin (a word for "God" which had feminine as well as masculine linguistic roots).
In her hands she holds the rod and ring of Sumerian royal authority (or glyph of 100,000).
Lilith wears a stepped crown or turban and is companioned by the bird of wisdom and the king of beasts. Stunningly detailed artworks.