Ishtar is the Mesopotamian (Akkadian, Assyrian and Babylonian) goddess of fertility, love, war, and sex. She is the counterpart to the earlier attested Sumerian Inanna, and Aramean goddess Astarte.
Ishtar was an important deity in Mesopotamian religion which was extant from c.3500 BCE, until its gradual decline between the 1st and 5th centuries CE in the face of Christianity.
Inspired by a cylinder seal (Iraq, Akkadian Period
Reign of Naramsin or Sharkalishari, ca. 2254-2193 B.C.) located at the Oriental Institute Museum.
I have added her name in cuneiform on the right side of the pendant.
- Hand carved pendant
- Solid yellow bronze also called jeweler gold bronze pendant.
- 1.4mm 14k gold filled thin chain.
- Gold filled has 100 times more gold than plated thus does not rub or peel off.
- Nickel free
- "ISHTAR" in cuneiform has been hand carved on the right side of the pendant.
- The pendant is about 1.25" x 1".
- Black enamel on the side
- Signed on the back by the artist