Ishtar / Inanna e Tammuz-Ishtar was the daughter of Ninurta.She was particularly worshipped in northern Mesopotamia, at the Assyrian cities of Nineveh, Ashur and Arbela Besides the lions on her gate, her symbol is an eight-pointed star. One type of depiction of Ishtar/Inanna The lion was her symbol (detail of the Ishtar Gate)In the Babylonian pantheon, she "was the divine personification of the planet Venus
2500 BC. Sumerian Votive Statue, from the Temple of Abu, Tell Asmar This statue has the smooth perfection and idealized features of the classical period in Sumerian art. No clearly identifiable cult statues of gods or goddesses have yet been found.
Sumerian alabaster statue of a worshiper wearing a calf-length woolen skirt with layers of tufted borders, the hands gathered together in an attitude of devotion, with cuneiform inscriptions on the back of the base. 2500 BC