This large lobed earring was not worn by an idol, but it was nevertheless dedicated to a god. Commissioned by the Sumerian king Shulgi (2094–2047 B.C.E.), the gold earring bears a dedicatory inscription to the Sumerian goddess Geshtinanna, “The Lady of the Vine,” who evolved centuries later into the Babylonian Ishtar. The earring, once owned by a wealthy Iranian, has disappeared since its owner’s imprisonment and subsequent death in Teheran.