Statuette of a naked woman, maybe the Great Goddess of Babylon (or Ishtar). Alabaster, gold, terracotta and rubies, 2nd century CE/BC. From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon. Century Ce Bc, Goddesses Ishtar, Divine Goddesses, Naked Woman, 2Nd Century, Art, Moon Goddesses, Hillah Necropoli, Ishtar Goddesses
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The beauty and terror of the greatest of Sumerian goddesses comes through in this ancient statue. Inanna/Ishtar was at once lovely and terrible, seducing many great men and then killing them. Her unearthly white skin and glowing red eyes warn those who might answer her as she beckons with her right hand.
Inanna the Sumerian Mother Goddess