ARH 1-22 - Art history 1-22-06 - Soundbox of the Lyre from...

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Art history 1-22-06 - Soundbox of the Lyre from King’s Grave - Royal Cemetery, Ur, Sumerian. o Made out of wood with inlaid gold o scripted with animals doing human things o animals are shown in profile while human-animals are frontal o heraldic composition-2 objects on either side of a central figure. o Party? Funeral? Animals in the afterlife? o First time animals act like humans. - Banquet Scene Cylinder Seal – Royal Cemetery, Ur, Sumerian o 2 inches tall o 2600BC o Cylinder stone- Stone cylinder engraved then has soft clay rolled over it and a raised image is created. o Used to seal, protection, etc. o Worn by their owners. o Separated into two different registers depicting a banquet o PuAbi(owner, female) - Akkadian kings take over and bring the idea of a king - Kings thought they were devine - Victory stele of Naram-Sin - Susa, Iran, Akkadian, c.2254BC. o Pink Sandstone. o 6’7” o Naram-Sin was the son of Argon. o
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