site of large temple complex
Iraq 3200-3000 BCE,found in temple. Earliest known narrative relief sculpture.
Standard of Ur
Iraq, 2600 BCE
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
Iran, 2254-2218 BCE
Stele with law code of Hammurabi
Iran, 1780 BCE. Guides worship of sun god Shamash
Assyrian wall Reliefs
Iraq, 875-640 BCE
Persepolis, Iran, 521-465 BCE
hierarchy of scale
artistic convention showing importance of some figures by comparatively larger presentation in art
a figure combining the body parts of different animals or humans.
Assyrian guardian in the form of a man-headed winged bull. Example of composite human and animal body form, from Ancient Near East.
organization of arrangement - foreground middleground background
some parts of a figure are shown with frontal view, others not.
conceptual vs. optical approach
how something would actually stand in space. Conceptual shows all important parts and what is known to be true of the subject.
a system of writing used in ancient Mesopotamia, in which wedge-shaped characters were produced b pressing a stylus into a soft clay tablet, which was then baked or otherwise hardened
a region of the Middle East arching across the northern part of the Syrian Desert and extending from the Nile Valley to the Tigris and Euphrates rivers.
a realistic picture of nature. Usually containing foreground, middleground and background
(new stone age) paintings of profile with some detail due to composite view and twisted perspective
(stone age) first types of art, such as cave painting, were made several millennia after 30000 BCE
stone slab with a ditch for preparing makeup
one of a series of superimposed bands or friezes in a pictorial narrative, or the particular levels on which motifs are placed
images cut or carved into a large piece of material or wall
a carved stone slab used to mark graves or to commemorate historical events
just profile - not frontal view of any part of the body
a place dedicated to the service or worship of a deity or deities
in ancient Mesopotamian architecture, a monumental platform for a temple
A Semitic language in a region of ancient Meopotamia
Standard of Ur
Sumerian inlaid panel
1792-1750 BCE, the most important ruler of the babylonian empire. he codified laws of sumer and mesopotamia