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Babylonian horned goddess statuette of alabaster, Louvre Museum.

In the modern world, the mere mention of “ may receive raised eyebrows or disgusted grimaces. Evidently, this was also the case for the ancients as many ancient authors

Venus of Tepe Sarab", grey earthenware. Height of the seated figure 6.15 cm, lenght of the legs 6.75 cm, width of the hips 3.45 cm, Neolithic Period (about 6,000 B.C)

Venus of Tepe Sarab", grey earthenware. Height of the seated figure cm, lenght of the legs cm, width of the hips cm, Neolithic Period (about B.C) (Alejandra Durán)

Bronze female figure Cretan Late Minoan I 1600-1450 BCE Metropolitan Museum

Bronze female figure Cretan Late Minoan I BCE Metropolitan Museum Supernatural Style

The Guennol Lioness is a 5,000-year-old Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq. Depicting a muscular anthropomorphic lioness-woman, it...

The Guennol Lioness, 3000 - 2800 B.Mesopotamian statue found near Baghdad, Iraq, depicting a well-muscled anthromorphic lioness.

Estatueta original de terracota amb membres articulats, Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munic.

Goddess on a throne with movable arms, Hellenistic statuette (terracotta), century BC, (Staatliche Antikensammlungen, Munich).

Mother Goddess figurine with Snake Head - from Ubaid Period in Iraq, made in terrracotta - at the Penn Museum

Nammu - Mother Goddess figurine with Snake Head - from Ubaid Period in Iraq, made in terrracotta - at the Penn Museum

Statuette of a Goddess, c. 2000-1000 BC SculptureSyrian, 2nd millennium BCBronze Age, c. 3000-1200 BCClay, hand modelled with applied features10 x 4cm (315/16 x 19/16 in.) Creation Place: Syria, AsiaHarvard Art Museums/Arthur M. Sackler Museum

Harvard Art Museum- Arthur M Sackler Museum. Venus statuette of a Goddess, c. BC Sculpture Syrian, millennium BC Bronze Age, c. BC Clay, hand modelled with applied features 10 x 4 cm x 1 in.

ishtargates: “ Terracotta figurine of the goddess Ishtar-Astarte, 1900-1600 B.C., Mesopotamia. Astarte was basically a Canaanite diffusion of Inanna/Ishtar. ~Hasmonean ”

ishtargates: “ Terracotta figurine of the goddess Ishtar-Astarte, 1900-1600 B.C., Mesopotamia. Astarte was basically a Canaanite diffusion of Inanna/Ishtar. ~Hasmonean ”

Minoan

Minoan

Ancient Greece - 6000-5000 B.C. Steatopygous Idol (George Ortiz,  Collection, terracotta) by RasMarley, via Flickr

mini-girlz: “ Steatopygous Idol Terracotta H: cm From Thessaly (between Volos and Lamia) - found in a well Early Neolithic millennium B.

Statuette of a naked woman, maybe the Great Goddess of Babylon (or Ishtar). Alabaster, gold, terracotta and rubies, 2nd century CE/BC. From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon.

Ishtar Alabaster, gold, terracotta and rubies Century BC. From the necropolis of Hillah, near Babylon

Faience head of the demon Pazuzu from Nineveh (Iraq) 700-500 BC (British Museum)

Faience head of the demon Pazuzu from Nineveh (Iraq) BC (British Museum)

Smiling Phrygian statue of Kybele, Great Goddess of the Mountain and the Animlas, Mother of the Gods. She is flanked by two musicians. Unfortunately her breasts have been destroyed.

Anatolian Earth Goddess: Smiling Phrygian statue of Kybele, the Great Goddess of the Mountain and the Animals, Mother of the Gods. She is flanked by two musicians.

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