Queen of Heaven Inanna Ishtar Statue
of Heaven Statue
by Paul Borda of Dryad Designs
Size: 13 5/8"h x 11 1/4"w x 2 1/4"d
34.60 cm x 28.57 cm x 5.7 cm
With her arms raised in blessing and surrounded by a nimbus of stars this
goddess was seen as the embodiment of the Eastern Star - Venus.
She is based heavily on the mythology of Ishtar, worshipped as early as 4000 BCE
in the area of present day Iraq.
The filigree is a working star chart as on an astrolabe- an ancient devise used
to navigate and tell time. The points are referred to as flames and each
indicates the position and name of a star. The zodiac ring, also positioned
correctly, is known as the ecliptic.
The text on this piece was inspired by the Hymns of Inanna and intended to
invoke the divine feminine healing power of the Universe.
Stone Finish Statue
Wood Finish Statue
Ishtar / Inanna Here