Gilgamesh Inanna Ishtar and Mesopotamian gods

Gilgamesh - Inanna - Ishtar - Imdugud - Astarte - Mesopotamian art - Humbaba - Mesopotamian hero - Guennol lioness - Mesopotamian religion
Gilgamesh, Mesopotamian art, Babylonian relief, Gilgamesh and Inanna in love, Mesopotamian erotic relief pottery in shape of bed, 3rd millenium B.C. 5 cm high. Private collection

Gilgamesh, Mesopotamian art, Babylonian relief, Gilgamesh and Inanna in love, Mesopotamian erotic relief pottery in shape of bed, 3rd millenium B.C. 5 cm high. Private collection

Astarte glass roundel ritually broken, 5th-4th century B.C. Holy Land area, black stamped glass with figure of Astarte with necklace, 3 cm high. Private collection

Astarte glass roundel ritually broken, 5th-4th century B.C. Holy Land area, black stamped glass with figure of Astarte with necklace, 3 cm high. Private collection

Mesopotamian relief of female nursing child, Neo Babylonian period, 800-600 B.C. 9.8 cm high. Private collection

Mesopotamian relief of female nursing child, Neo Babylonian period, 800-600 B.C. 9.8 cm high. Private collection

Ishtar, Mesopotamian Astarte, Bronze Age, 3rd-2nd millenium B.C. Ishtar, Mesopotamian Astarte with necklace, 12.8 cm high. Private collection

Ishtar, Mesopotamian Astarte, Bronze Age, 3rd-2nd millenium B.C. Ishtar, Mesopotamian Astarte with necklace, 12.8 cm high. Private collection

Inanna and Gilgamesh, Mesopotamian art, Babylonian relief, Inanna and Gilgamesh in love, Mesopotamian erotic relief pottery in shape of bed, 3rd millenium B.C. 5 cm high. Private collection

Inanna and Gilgamesh, Mesopotamian art, Babylonian relief, Inanna and Gilgamesh in love, Mesopotamian erotic relief pottery in shape of bed, 3rd millenium B.C. 5 cm high. Private collection

Gilgamesh, Mesopotamian art, Babylonian relief, Gilgamesh and Inanna in love, Mesopotamian erotic relief pottery in shape of bed, 3rd millenium B.C. 5 cm high. Private collection

Gilgamesh, Mesopotamian art, Babylonian relief, Gilgamesh and Inanna in love, Mesopotamian erotic relief pottery in shape of bed, 3rd millenium B.C. 5 cm high. Private collection

Guennol lioness, magnesite or crystalline limestone figure of a lioness, Elam, circa 3000-2800 B.C. Guennol lioness, of powerful form and monumental conception, striding with the left leg advanced, the broad-shouldered upper body turned fully to the right with the paws clasped to the abdomen, the head with finely incised detail and wide-set eyes with circular pupils, four holes on the back for a tail, 8.2 cm high. World record for antiquities sold $57 millions from Sotheby's auction in 2007

Guennol lioness, magnesite or crystalline limestone figure of a lioness, Elam, circa 3000-2800 B.C. Guennol lioness, of powerful form and monumental conception, striding with the left leg advanced, the broad-shouldered upper body turned fully to the right with the paws clasped to the abdomen, the head with finely incised detail and wide-set eyes with circular pupils, four holes on the back for a tail, 8.2 cm high. World record for antiquities sold $57 millions from Sotheby's auction in 2007

Humbaba, Babylonian plaque, 2000-1600 B.C. Nude dancing dwarf, a similar plaque with a grotesque head of Humbaba see Barrelet Figurines et Reliefs en Terre Cuite de La Mesopotamia Antique Paris 1968 #758, 8.7 cm high. Private collection

Humbaba, Babylonian plaque, 2000-1600 B.C. Nude dancing dwarf, a similar plaque with a grotesque head of Humbaba see Barrelet Figurines et Reliefs en Terre Cuite de La Mesopotamia Antique Paris 1968 #758, 8.7 cm high. Private collection

Sumerian vase, sumerian chlorite vase lion headed bird Imdugud sumerian vase, 2400-2200 B.C. Sumerian art, sumerian vase, sumerian chlorite vase, chlorite lion headed bird sumerian vase cup, compartmented bowl with lion head and bird tail, probably Imdugud, the exterior decorated with 2 zigzag lines on smooth surface, feline head and tail, 5 cm high. In Sumerian mythology, Imdugud was a lion-headed eagle who was the doorkeeper to Enki's bath. Private collection

Sumerian vase, sumerian chlorite vase lion headed bird Imdugud sumerian vase, 2400-2200 B.C. Sumerian art, sumerian vase, sumerian chlorite vase, chlorite lion headed bird sumerian vase cup, compartmented bowl with lion head and bird tail, probably Imdugud, the exterior decorated with 2 zigzag lines on smooth surface, feline head and tail, 5 cm high. In Sumerian mythology, Imdugud was a lion-headed eagle who was the doorkeeper to Enki's bath. Private collection

Guennol lioness, magnesite or crystalline limestone figure of a lioness, Elam, circa 3000-2800 B.C. Guennol lioness, of powerful form and monumental conception, striding with the left leg advanced, the broad-shouldered upper body turned fully to the right with the paws clasped to the abdomen, the head with finely incised detail and wide-set eyes with circular pupils, four holes back for insertion of  tail, 8.2 cm high. World record for antiquities sold $57 millions from Sotheby's auction in…

Guennol lioness, magnesite or crystalline limestone figure of a lioness, Elam, circa 3000-2800 B.C. Guennol lioness, of powerful form and monumental conception, striding with the left leg advanced, the broad-shouldered upper body turned fully to the right with the paws clasped to the abdomen, the head with finely incised detail and wide-set eyes with circular pupils, four holes back for insertion of tail, 8.2 cm high. World record for antiquities sold $57 millions from Sotheby's auction in…

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