A lady, holding a mace, worships the goddess Ishtar in the goddess of war aspect. - stock photo
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A lady, holding a mace, worships the goddess Ishtar in the goddess of war aspect.

A lady, holding a mace, worships the goddess Ishtar in the goddess of war aspect. She is armed with bow and arrows, quiver, mace and other weapons and is staning on a crouching lion symbol of aggression. Above the godess's crown is a representation of the planet Venus indicating that she could be worshipped as both male and female Ishtar, reflecting her dual role of sex and war as well as the evening and morning aspects of Venus. Other symbols like the palm and the goats point to Ishtar's fertility aspect. Culture: Assyrian. Date/Period: Neo-Assyrian 720 - 700 BC. Material: Green Chalcedony Credit Line: Werner Forman Archive/ British Museum, London ME 89769.

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Heritage Images / Werner Forman Archive 2

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4271 x 2459 pixels

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14 x 8 inches / 36 x 21 cm

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