by Kiki Smith, 1994

Kiki Smith, American, born 1954
Lilith, 1994
Papier-mâché, glass
Gift of the artist to American Friends of the Israel Museum in honor of Shoshana and Wayne Blank, Santa Monica
Lilith is the most threatening of women, a demonic temptress who lies in wait for unsuspecting men – and she is also the weakest and most persecuted of women. For this artist, she is a way of exploring the place and power women hold today.