AHIS120g_9 - tomb therefore you cannot go inside. Woman of...

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Sample questions: Stepped pyramid of Djoser and Palette of King Narmer - In his essay on The Sacred Mountain in Mesopotamia, Egypt and Aegean,  Vincent Scully notes that: “The stairs rises as if a ascending a high, broad  mountain, wide-shouldered, blotting out the sky. It is a heroic stair, and with it the  concept of the epic hero rises.” Does Scully’s description help you to interpret the meaning of each work? How?  (You do not need to compare them).  Great Pyramids, Giza Ziggurat, palace temple in Crete - Describe the difference and similarities of these monumental architectures. How  do they approach the idea of ‘sacred mountain’ (Scully)? - talk about the forms ziggurat – it was in actual use. Pyramids – representation of after life, it was a 
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Unformatted text preview: tomb therefore you cannot go inside. Woman of Willendorf and Woman/ Goddess with snakes -Compare the way the body is represented in each work. What does the anatomical treatment tell us about the culture and possible use of the object?-emphasis on breasts and hips -fertility icons-facial features, individuality-role of women has become more important as the goddess now has features-goddess of snakes – more close to naturalistic style Cave of Lascaux, Hall of the Bulls + Bull leaping, Crete/ Minoan-compare the two paintings. What do they suggest about their respective cultures? Are their similarities? Differences? You can consider subject matter, technique, style, location - whatever aspects you consider most crucial....
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