Votive Toy from the Archaic Buildings of the Ishtar Temple

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 August 2014

This small terracotta toy in the shape of a wagon was a votive donation to the goddess Ishtar. The Archaic buildings of the Ishtar temple were in use from 2500-2000 BCE. From the Archaic temples (or buildings) of Ishtar at the city of Ashur, northern Mesopotamia, Iraq. (The Pergamon Museum, Berlin).



About the Author

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
Associate Professor of Neurology and lover of the Cradle of Civilization, Mesopotamia. I'm very interested in Mesopotamian history and always try to take photos of archaeological sites and artifacts in museums, both in Iraq and around the world.

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