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Art History 201 - Art History 201 11:00:00 AM Gallery one...

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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 bull’s head
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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
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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 carved—characteristic of Assyrian Art
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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- 705 BCE, Site plan (G 2-20) o
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