I am researching the history of Mesopotamia which all came out of my interest into a figure called the Queen of the Night or the Burney Relief.
The Burney Relief (also known as the Queen of the Night relief) is a Mesopotamian terracotta plaque in high relief of the Isin-Larsa or Old-Babylonian period, depicting a winged, nude, goddess-like figure with bird’s talons, flanked by owls, and perched upon two lions.
She can be seen in the British Museum, she is flanked by owls and stands on two lions. She has wings and is holding two rods and circles.
In November there is to be an exhibition of Ashnurbanipal one of the kings of this region at the British Museum.