Foreign Ministry Official Spokesman Dr. Ahmed Al-Sahaf:

The Embassy of Republic of Iraq in Rome received the statue (Mother Goddess) from the Italian government in an official ceremony that took place in the Italian Ministry of Cultural Heritage and Activities in the presence of the Ambassador of Iraq in Rome, Mrs. Safia Al-Suhail, and the Italian Minister of Culture, Mr. Dario Franceschini
The statue of the “Mother Goddess” is an Iraqi archaeological piece dating back to prehistoric times (5000 years BC), and symbolizes motherhood and fertility.