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Female Figure, Valdivia / Ceramic, Ecuador / End of 3rd millennium BCE
Southeast Asia's earliest recorded rulers were highly responsive to Hinduism, as exemplified by their embracing of the Brahmanical god Vishnu as an ideal model of divine kingship. | Vishnu, late 6th–7th century. Central Thailand. Lent by National Museum, Bangkok #LostKingdoms
The Goddess Inanna in breast-offering pose. As early as 3500 B.C.E. Inanna was worshiped as the great Goddess of Sumeria. Also known as Queen of Heaven and Earth, Priestess of Heaven, Light of the World, First Daughter of the Moon, Righteous Justice, Holy Shepherdess, and Loud Thundering Storm.