This is a perfect picture for the theme of Death In the “Epic Of Gilgamesh”. Gilgamesh is obsessed with this idea of immortality due to his fear of death. He wants to escape and cheat his fate. Like this art work the character running away is trying to escape death due to the fact that her lover just died (just like Enkidu). But the epic reminds us that ‘Death [is] so savage that hack men down” (86).
"Epic of Gilgamesh (Andrew George)." Scribd. Penguin Books, n.d. Web. 14 May 2016.