Ishtar is the Mesopotamian goddess of war, love and fertility, also known as Inanna in Sumerian. Because of her association with war, she is often seen wearing armor with a horned helmet, wings, and sometimes with weapons on her back. Ishtar is often believed to be the precursor to the Greek deity Aphrodite. My take on Ishtar attempts to blend these elements with the horned crown and gold armor on her limbs. In some engravings, she is depicted completely naked or with some sort of long dress with multiple layers, so I made her dress semi-transparent with multiple layers of streaks.