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Unformatted text preview: supernatural force. The Stele of Hammurabi/ See Text This cylinder describes the codes of law put in place by this Mesopotamian king. Here we see him with the Sun God, Shamish. There is a great deal of realism of the figures in this 7" high black-asphalt stele. Dying Lioness http://ww4.choice.net/~edmundo/lioness.html Mesopotamia was a very violent place. Groups were constantly fighting over resources such as land and water. Read the Old Testament if you want a picture of life in this ancient time. There are very few images of compassion towards fellow men. This image of a dying lioness in agony demonstrates a compassionate view towards this poor creature. The blood is portrayed pouring out of her wounds. Later in the course, we will see images of Christ that will recall this unique image....
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