Kudurru Melishipak Louvre Sb23 Ishtar-star.jpg

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Description
English: Detail of a kudurru (stele) of King Melishipak I (1186–1172 BC), showing a version of the ancient Mesopotamian eight-pointed star symbol of the goddess Ishtar (Inana/Inanna), representing the planet Venus as the morning or evening star.
Date from 1186 until 1172 date QS:P,+1150-00-00T00:00:00Z/7,P580,+1186-00-00T00:00:00Z/9,P582,+1172-00-00T00:00:00Z/9
Medium grey-black limestone
Department of Oriental Antiquities, Richelieu, ground floor, room 3
Accession number
Sb 23
Credit line Excavated by Jacques de Morgan
Source/Photographer cropped version of File:Kudurru Melishipak Louvre Sb23.jpg by Marie-Lan Nguyen (2005)
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