SHAMASH 16" x 24" Screenprint
Every morning, the scorpion men, who inhabited the Mountain of the East and defended its approaches, opened in the mountain's flank a great folding door. From it sprang, on his daily journey, Shamash, the sun god. In a dazzle of light, Shamash began slowly to mount the sky. Vigor and courage were the distinctive qualities of this god who triumphed over night and put the winter to flight, but, above all, he was the god of justice. Thus he bore the title of "Judge of the Heavens and the Earth."