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En Priestess

Divine Poet Arm Cuff


Engraved inside the spiral arm cuff in the cuneiform script of ancient Sumer, the name of Enheduanna meaning, "Noble Ornaments of the Divine Sky," can be found. The High Priestess of the Goddess Inanna was the earliest known poet and the first woman in ancient Sumer to hold the title of EN, a role given to royal daughters with high political standing. Enheduanna transformed Sumerian culture, redefining the divinity of the deities for the people, as she did with Inanna, narrating her evolution from young goddess to assertive queen. “Her hymns function as multi-layered incantations, interweaving political, personal, ritual, theological, historical and legal dimensions.” 

DETAILS:  Available in silver plated white brass or 24k gold plated yellow brass in 2 1/2" (pictured in gold) and 3" (pictured in silver) inner diameters. The fit of the arm cuff will depend on listed dimensions. Due to its hand carved nature, forcing the piece for fit is not recommended. Adornments are handmade, resulting in subtle differences and natural imperfections for an ancient feel. 

CREATION TIME: Please allow 3-6 weeks for shipment of this made-to-order item. For ready to ship availability email

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