Façade of the Inanna (Ishtar) Temple with niches and figures.
15th c BCE Mesopotamian Kassite Architecture
(1531 BCE - 1155 BCE)
1450 BCE-1499 BCE
15th c BCE
Bricklaying; Fired Clay Bricks
Uruk (Warka). Iraq.
Berlin. Pergamon Museum (Antiken-Sammlung)[Antiquities Coll.]
Part of reconstructed temple dedicated to the Sumerian Goddess Inanna (Ishtar). The image is an oblique view of the baked brick façade with deity figures within niches. Although dedicated to a Sumerian (30th c. BCE) Goddess- inscription evidence indicates the temple dates back to the Kassite ruler Kara-indash and the late 15th c BCE.