The ancient Goddess of Night, called Lilith was originally a Goddess who manifested in various "Deific Masks" such as Ishtar/Inanna, Ereshkigal and of course her Lilitu incarnation. Lilith is in legend a vampiric demoness, a night spirit who drank the blood of the young and sleeping. Lilith appears also as "Az" and "Jeh" of Manichaean and Zoroastrian texts, she who stirred Ahriman from his slumber. Lilith is shown here, her wings pointing downward (symbolic of her nature in the underworld), young holding the rod and circle, a symbol of her overmastering power as a Divinity. Her hands, upright symbolize her ascending. Lilith wears the horned cap of divinity, only worn by the Gods and powerful deities of ancient Mesopotamia. She holds the rod and ring of Sumerian royalty. Lions and owls symbolize her power and wisdom. 8 1/4" Ganges clay statue, silver/brown stone color finish.