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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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- Fall '07
- Mesopotamia, Sumer, 3rd millennium BC, Third Dynasty of Ur, Bull Lyre, religious practice votive