Focus assignment #2

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ArtH 210 Gargiulo Focus Assignment #2 (Compare and Contrast) Temple of Ramses II , Abu Simbel. 19 th Dynasty. ca. 1279-1213 BCE. Gate of the Citadel of Sargon II , Dur Sharrukin. 742-706 BCE. (Khorsabad), Iraq Although the Temple of Ramses II and the Gate of the Citadel of Sargon II are found in two different locations (one in Egypt, Africa and the other in the Mesopotamia) and created during different times, they share many similar qualities. The quality that makes these two forms of art the most similar is the power that they convey at entrance. At the entrance of each place, there are statues on both sides of the architecture. It is as if there are eyes watching every person who enters either the palace or temple. At the doorway of the Temple of Ramses II, are four massive seated statues of King Ramses II standing 70 feet high. At the gateway of the Citadel of Sargon II, stand two huge figures known as lamassu, which are winged, human-headed bulls with the addition of a fifth leg by the creator. They are around fourteen feet in height.
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This note was uploaded on 12/12/2011 for the course ARTH 210 taught by Professor Gargiulo during the Spring '08 term at Sonoma.

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