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Bronze Age 3000 BCE Agriculture is basis, learn to control rivers, floods, etc. Settle in real cities and communities with power structures in place Mesopotamia Sumerian things Votive Statues from Tell asmar – (eshmunna) 2700 BCE - found buried beneath floor of a temple - tells us they are related to religious practice - votive: used for devotional purposes (woship) - temple was dedicated to the god of vegetation: pretty important location because agriculture is important - range in height in under a few inches to about 2 ½ feet tall - made of gypsum, decorated with shell and black limestone - men and women, some represented children, most are seated - simple forms Bull Lyre from the city of Ur, c. 2600 BCE (Sumerian) - found in a king’s tomb
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Unformatted text preview: -lyre is like a harp (string instrument)-wooden box capped by a bull’s head, covered in gold leaf-blue material called lapis lazuli-registers: horizontal bands of decoration, divide up picture space, arrange the telling of a story-human headed bulls in the upper register (composite creatures)-third register: animals, donkey playing harp like the bull lyre it’s on Stele of Naramsin, c. 2254-2218 BCE, Akkadian-made of limestone-6 ½ feet tall-a stele is an upright stone slab-relief sculpture: when the figures and the objects are still attached to the background/surface Votive statue of Gudea, c. 2100 BCE, Neo-Sumerian-made of diorite (very hard stone that had to be imported) RARE-...
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