Pictures & poems/Astarte Syriaca. From Wikisource < Pictures & poems. Astarte Syriaca Dante Gabriel Rossetti 1828 (London) – 1882 (Birchington-on-Sea) MYSTERY: lo! Astarte Syriaca: Poem & Painting. Rossetti s painting Astarte Syriaca romantically evokes the divine power of women, within the context of the nascent pan European Symbolist Movement, and can at the same time be read as a covert denunciation of patriarchal Victorian Christianity. ‘The Day Dream’, Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1880) ‘Proserpine’, Dante Gabriel Rossetti ‘Astarte Syriaca’, Dante Gabriel Rossetti. Mystery: lo! She is picture alone and unrivaled by masculine control. betwixt the sun and moon Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen Ere Aphrodite was. betwixt the sun and moon Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen Ere Aphrodite was. Astarte Syriaca--lots of information and images of this painting, plus scholarly commentary on it. betwixt the sun and moon Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen Ere Aphrodite was. Astarte Syriaca: The Epitome of the Rossettian Pre-Raphaelite Love Goddess--short essay on Rossetti's Venus painting/poem. The Earthly Paradise--image and poem about Rossetti's Astarte Syriaca. Astarte Syriaca (painting and poem by Dante Gabriel Rossetti) Mystery: lo! In silver sheen Her twofold girdle clasps the infinite boon Of bliss whereof the heaven and earth commune: … Wielding the power of sexuality over the audience. Jane is clad in a similar dress to the one she wore in Proserpine, where she is again seen both wearing and surrounded by green. Astarte Syriaca, 1875-77, oil on canvas, 183 x 107 cm, Manchester Art Gallery "Mystery: lo! Astarte Syriaca. ... Astarte Syriaca ASTARTE SYRIACA M YSTERY: lo! betwixt the Sun and Moon Astarte of the Syrians: Venus Queen Ere Aphrodite ever was." betwixt the sun and moon Astarte of … - Rossetti (poem on frame) This claustrophobic painting presents a goddess, bathed in golden, lightflanked by angels gazing heavenward. Astarte Syriaca (1877) Jane Morris with whom Rossetti had an affair, is present as Venus.