Old Babylonian Terracotta Plaque: Ishtar


Old Babylonian Terracotta Plaque: Ishtar

An ancient Old Babylonian terracotta plaque depicting the nude female goddess Ishtar, standing with her hands clasped across her abdomen. She wears a necklace and bracelets on here wrists.

Old Babylonian Period.
Ca. 1900-1650 BC.
Height: 5 1/2 in. (14 cm).

Inanna/Ishtar was the most important female deity in ancient Mesopotamia. Her Sumerian name: Nin-ana, means Lady of Heaven. She was seen as a violent and lustful goddess and her realms included both war and sexual love. She was associated with the planet Venus and the Lion.

Formerly in the Dr. J. Bermann collection, New York, since the 1980s.

Inv#: 6631


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