Inanna I Picture

My entry for the mythology pageant. [link]
I chose the goddess Inanna (also known as Ishtar or Astarte and many other names), queen of heaven, goddess of sexual love, fertility and war.

I spent a lot of time researching for make a good dress for her (rules of contest don't let me make her naked, but this was not my idea, I wanted a dress), inspired by the murals and rests with her image. I also focused in her role as the morning star, her sybol is the an eight-pointed star or a rosette, you can see on both versions. In the fullbody doll you can see her with all her glory (and more war-like dress) and some atributes, a horned headress, the lions (they look horrible, but they are inspired by sumerian art, make realistic lions is boring! [link] ), the knot...

The portrait resembles a noble sumerian woman (Shub-ad) that was used for inspiration for her headress. My idea was that the goddess appeared like the in myth that tells her visit to the underworld, before she have to pass the 7 gates and drop all her jewels and clothes until she stands naked before her sister Ereshkigal.

Bases used: both my own, Equidna for fullbody and Venux for portrait (modified) wings, and mini-lions, hand painted by me :3

The doll is better in a dark background, like the contest site. I had no time for dolling anything better for the contest, I have a very important exam soon!!! >__<

If you're interested, you have here:
The wiki entry for Inanna [link]
Some interesting links [link]
A video with the queen Shub-ad/Puabi headress. [link]

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