Ishtar Standing on a Lion

Illustration

Osama Shukir Muhammed Amin
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published on 31 August 2017

This terracotta plaque depicts the goddess Ishtar standing on a lion. Old-Babylonian Period, 19th to 17th century BCE. From Mesopotamia, modern-day Iraq. (Pergamon Museum, Berlin, Germany)



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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