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Unformatted text preview: Art History 201 23/01/2008 11:00:00 Gallery one: pick an object and think of something you would ask Ancient Mesopotamia: ancient Sumerians architecture ziggurat: artificial hill, with platforms, and topped with a small chamber on top platform, moving up to sacred space, the contact point between deities and the people Uruk: earliest example of ziggurat, the white temple Ur: one of the first cities o Nanna ziggurat the ziggurat of the moon god Portrait art: o people could be closer to their gods because they were not allowed in the ziggurat, the eyes had a special way to communicate with the gods, statues were thought of as speaking to the deity on behalf of the individual o lyre with the bull was sacred, was included in the tombs of royalty, was part of the funeral, played the lyre, possibly pictures of the afterlife with pictures of animals doing things they normally do not do on the front side of the lyre under the bulls head 23/01/2008 11:00:00 1/25/08 Akkadian Art: QuickTime 9 and decompresso are needed to see Head of a ruler (possibly Sargon I), from Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik, Iraq), copper, ca. 2,250-2,200 BCE (G 2-12) o More life like than statues in ziggurats o life size in scale o made in cast copper o thought to be some of the first molds of rulers made o Thought to be from around 2200 BC o The head was probably from a full body statue, was purposely mutilated (especially the eyes) probably by invaders QuickTime 9 decompre are needed to QuickTime9 and decompressor are needed to see t Stela of Naramsin, limestone, ca. 2,254-2,218 BCE (G 2-13) o The ruler is towering over his enemy o He is larger than life, super human Babylonian Art QuickTime: an decompresso are needed to see QuickTim decom are neede Stela with Code of Hammurabi, Susa (modern Shush, Iraq), basalt, ca. 1,792- 1,750 BCE (G 2-16 o The representation of Hammurabi o Upright stone monument, or a stela o Hammurabi claims to be the ultimate rule giver on this stela There are inscriptions of crime and punishment on the stela (about 282 cases) Assyrian Art QuickTime : and a decompressor are needed to see this pi Assurnasirpal II Killing Lions, from palace complex at Kalhu (modern Nimrud, Iraq), alabaster relief, ca. 875-860 BCE o For the palace of Assurnasirpal II o Alabaster relief o Half real/historical and Half mythical o shallowly carvedcharacteristic of Assyrian Art QuickTime: and decompressor are needed to see th QuickTime: and a decompressor are needed to see this p City of Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad, Iraq), built by Sargon II, ca. 720-City of Dur Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad, Iraq), built by Sargon II, ca....
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This note was uploaded on 05/14/2008 for the course ART HIST 201 taught by Professor Dale during the Spring '08 term at Wisconsin.

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Art History 201 - Art History 201 23/01/2008 11:00:00...

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