The Sumerian goddess Inana known in Akkadian as Ishtar is the goddess of love and war, one of the most important figures of the pantheon. The image is from a cylinder seal in our collection ISACM A27903, dating to the old Akkadian period (ca. 2250 BCE).
The inscription is the first line of the poem Inana and Ebih by history’s first named author Enheduana.
11 ounce ceramic