Mesopotamia

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Inanna – Portrait



My entry for the mythology pageant. [link]
I chose the goddess Inanna (also known as Ishtar or Astarte and many other names), queen of heaven, goddess of sexual love, fertility and war.

The portrait resembles a noble sumerian woman (Shub-ad) that was used for inspiration for her headress. My idea was that the goddess appeared like the in myth that tells her visit to the underworld, before she have to pass the 7 gates and drop all her jewels and clothes until she stands naked before her sister Ereshkigal.

If you’re interested, you have here:
The wiki entry for Inanna [link]
Some interesting links [link]
A video with the queen Shub-ad/Puabi headress. [link]

Inanna – Portrait | 4 June 2011 | Mesopotamia | Media: | Tags: , , , , , , , ,

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