9.12 - Art 1440 9.12 Mesopotamia For the Sumerians, temples...

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Art 1440 9.12 Mesopotamia For the Sumerians, temples were the nucleus of society. Fig 2.5 These votives are not deities, they are worshipers (regular peple offering prayers.) Their eyes are large as a sign of constant wakefulness, which is required for them to perform their duty (pray for their owners.) Fig 2.7 Vultures relief. Shows prayer, war, and victory, and how the defeaters let the vultures make off with the losers heads. There is a hierarchy on this relief that makes the king (a hunter) the largest (God is not the largest anymore… in fact, he is not even represented in this relief.) Fig 2.8a War side of this piece. This is the first historical narrative of Sumerians (instead of a statue.) It is presented as a horizontal register (like comic books) which means that the story is presented horizontally. Fig 2.13 Victory Steel of Naram-Sim. This is the first time a King is presented as a deity (as seen by the horn helmet,) in hierarchy and he is ascending the stairway to heaven (the
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This note was uploaded on 07/15/2008 for the course ART 1440 taught by Professor Unknown during the Spring '08 term at LSU.

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9.12 - Art 1440 9.12 Mesopotamia For the Sumerians, temples...

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