Ch2 - CH. 2 Sumerians, Akkadians, Neo-Sumerians, Assyrians,...

Info iconThis preview shows pages 1–2. Sign up to view the full content.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
CH. 2 Sumerians, Akkadians, Neo-Sumerians, Assyrians, Neo-Babylonians, and Persians Move to Fertile Crescent, between Tigris and Euphrades Rivers • Learned to control floods and irrigate water • Invention of wheel, writing, plow Summerians White Temple in Ziggurat nucleus of community, mediate with god, administrative center for the city-state. Almost a city within a city, identifying architecture with temple on top. Religious activity in one place, writing in clay tablets, pressed into wet clay tablets, made with mud-brick, surprisingly survived but likely with large building and arid climate, named white temple because of white-washed walls. Typical architecture of ancient near east because it’s a Ziggurat only priests and few other prominent citizens could enter cella- temple area or waiting room, brought priests closer to the gods Female head of marble, importance to the make of the head, about 8” high probably important figure because marble is not found in ancient near east. Completely sculpted head, man-made, possible god but maybe priestess, colored shells for eyes and eyebrows and gold leaf wig for hair probable Statuettes from Temple of Abu, Eshunna (Tell Asmar) Sumerian, tallest about 30” date to around 2700 BC made of gypsum shell and limestone inlay. Hold hands in front in gesture of prayer or worship and holding beakers used in worshipping. Size arranged (scale) represents a hierarchy of importance (levels of social status) ranking of occupation, age, wisdom, male or female, adult or child, wealth, family. Conventions of ancient art: (common or typical of ancient art) Composite Views, people animals in Profile View some exceptions, hierarchy of scale, patterning or abstractions of subjects, varies between pieces. Abstract- take away details and keep basic shapes but stays recognizable, simplified drawing out essential elements reference something in the natural world. Use of horizontal registers or bands., read from left to right and bottom to
Background image of page 1

Info iconThis preview has intentionally blurred sections. Sign up to view the full version.

View Full DocumentRight Arrow Icon
Image of page 2
This is the end of the preview. Sign up to access the rest of the document.

This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HIST 100 taught by Professor Hamilton during the Spring '08 term at SCAD.

Page1 / 3

Ch2 - CH. 2 Sumerians, Akkadians, Neo-Sumerians, Assyrians,...

This preview shows document pages 1 - 2. Sign up to view the full document.

View Full Document Right Arrow Icon
Ask a homework question - tutors are online