Ishtar Gate

Ishtar Gate

Date ca. 575 BCE

Movement Ancient Near Eastern | Late Babylonian

Medium Diorite

Dimensions stele height approx. 7’, relief height 28”

Provenance Ancient Babylon, Mahaweel, Iraq

Housed at Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz, Vorderasiatisches Meseum

Lions and other mythical creatures on glazed brick reliefs would have met city visitors as they walked along and through this gate.