King Before Queen of Heaven

6.217 1 in 100 res

Dating to ~720-600 BCE, and discovered in ancient Israel, this ancient cylinder seal depicts an Assyrian king making an oath before an astral goddess.

Framed within a celestial nimbus, this is a personification of a Queen of Heaven - likely Asherah/Ishtar or one of her sister goddesses.  
-History’s Vanquished Goddess Asherah

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