Carved Ivory Mesopotamian Votive Figurine of the Goddess Ishtar, Circa 3000 BCE. Ishtar, known as Inanna to the Sumerians, was universal as a goddess in various forms in the ancient middle east. She was the Akkadian supreme goddess of sexual love and fertility and was also the goddess of war, ‘the lady of battles’. Her symbol was an eight pointed star that was identified with the planet Venus; later the Romans knew her by this name.
Statuette of a Serving Girl, c. 1323-1186 BC Egypt, New Kingdom, late Dynasty 18 (1540-1296 BC) to Dynasty 19 (1295-1186 BC) terracotta, originally painted, Overall - h:38.40 w:9.20 cm (h:15 1/16 w:3 9/16 inches). Cleveland Museum of Art
Cucuteni Fertility Godess.jpg La culture de Cucuteni-Trypillia, également connue comme culture de Cucuteni, culture de Tripolye et culture de Trypillia, selon qu'on adopte un point de vue roumain (Cucuteni), russe (Триполье) ou ukrainien (Трипілля)