History of Western ArtChapter 2

History of Western ArtChapter 2 - History of Western Art:...

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History of Western Art: Egypt Acadian power didn’t last very long 1700s—rise of Babylon most famous king of Babylon--- Hamaraubi ruled from 1792-1750BC establishes a centralized government famous for creation of a law code and military tactics Stele with law code of Hammurabi: - 1780 BC - made of Basalt - 7’4 - historical document - organization of society - basis for roman law (which is the basis of our law) - inscribed in cuneiform - at the top is a depiction of Hammurabi standing in front of the sun god Shamash - The god offers him symbols of power (a ring and rod, a coiled rope, and a measuring rod) - symbols of power in building - Pontificus maximus--- great builder - image says that these rules are divinely given to him and irrefutable - 282 laws in 3500 lines that relate to all aspects of life including divorce, property and adoption rights, the treatment of children, stealing, debt - map: the Assyrian empire under sargon 2 and the last deportation of Israelites last rulers: Assyrians - most violent and successful -
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