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Rare Mesopotamian Clay figurine of Ishtar inscibed w long Cuneiform!

Rare Mesopotamian Clay figurine of Ishtar inscibed w long Cuneiform!


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Directory: Antiques: Regional Art: Ancient World: Near Eastern: Ceramics: Pre AD 1000: Item # 1391842
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Very rare inscribed clay / pottery figurine of Astarte / Ishtar, likely Old Assyrian, ca. 1800 BC.

A fine and completely undamaged figurine, Ishtar wearing a large headdress or brown and braided hair, perhaps also with outlined wings.

As the most interesting and surprising she is inscribed with a long and clear inscription on the back in Cuneiform, so far untranslated.

Size: 78 mm. tall.

Provenance: Jytte Soelberg Private Collection, bought in the 1970-1980 from much older collection of a Danish Engineer in the 1960s.