Old Babylonian Terracotta Plaque of Goddess Ishtar

GBP 650.00

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Object Description

A finely modelled Old Babylonian terracotta plaque, depicting a robed and jewelled goddess, probably Ishtar. Despite being executed with less recourse to naturalistic depictions, the goddess Ishtar’s iconic features, as seen on contemporary parallels, are precisely captured and rendered through the modelled surface. The goddess is depicted wearing a long garment and an enigmatic horned-crown of Mesopotamian deities. Her abstractly portrayed face is expressed by a small oval shape, flanked by two round incisions representing her iconic loop earrings, one of the attributes of the goddess. The reverse is unworked.

Date: Circa 2000- 1600 BC

Object Condition

Fine condition, some earthly encrustations on the surface.

Object Details

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  • dimensions
    H:9.8 centimeters

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The Gallery
Trent Park Equestrian Centre
Eastpole Farm House, Bramley Road
Oakwood, N14 4UW, United Kingdom

St James's Ancient Art
10 Charles II Street, Ground Floor
St James

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