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Mesopotamian clay figure of Astarte, 2000 BC

Item #1218094

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Ancient Mesopotamian well preserved figure of a nude woman "Astarte", Early Second Millennium BC

Ishtar (Akkadian), Astarte (Phoenician), or Inanna (Sumerian) was the most important female deity in Mesopotamia through the second millennium BC. She was identified with the planet Venus, and the sunrise. She was the goddess of both sexual love and warfare. The Greeks identified her with Aphrodite.

Measurements: Height: 15 cm – Width: 3.5 cm – Height on stand: 16.5 cm

Condition: Intact, not repaired and not restored as found

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