18 Seals of the mother goddess Inanna - from Sumerian culture. Note the Queen of the Night relief (see below) in the second row. The Semitic goddess Ishtar is a cognate of the earlier Sumerian goddess Innana
ancientart: “Genie with a poppy flower. Relief from the Palace of king Sargon II at Dur Sharrukin in Assyria (now Khorsabad in Iraq), BC. Courtesy & currently located at the Louvre, France. Photo taken by Marie-Lan Nguyen.