“Queen of the Night”—Babylonian Goddess
Lecture no. 9 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Cursed in the Bible as “the mother of harlots and abominations of the earth,” Babylon is much more fascinating and strange than you might think. Examine the “Queen of the Night,” a nude woman who is part animal and part human. This curious mixture of the erotic and the terrifying creates a mesmerizing masterpiece filled with mystery.