The History of Art

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The History of Art incomplete essay The representation of deities (gods/goddesses) has grown to change a lot throughout the many periods we have learned about. From the Sumerians, to the Egyptians, to the Greeks, deities are shown as either animals, humans with animals heads, with flames coming from their shoulders, or just depicted in human form for artwork. During these different times, cultures and societies worshiped different gods and goddesses and had many different belief systems. However through the centuries they all show these deities in their artworks one way or another. The Sumerians and the people that came after them in the ancient Near East worshiped many gods and goddesses, however most were nature deities. When shown in artwork the deities are shown wearing horn crowns. In the painting Investiture of Zimri-Lim, the goddess Ishtar is shown granting the power to rule to a new king. The king is shown approaching Ishtar granting his right arm showing respect. In another piece of artwork Hammurabi also raises his right arm to the sun
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