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Plastered human skulls from Jericho originated from this Ancient Near East era....aka pre-historic
Era (kingdom) the Pyramids at Giza and the Statue of Khafre originated from this Ancient Egypt era
Time period (kingdom) where the Temple of Hatshepsut ,Temple of Rameses II, Death Mask of Tut, and Musicians and Dancers from Tomb of Nebamun originated from
Plastered human skulls
Made from plaster, this relic from Neolithic Jericho demonstrates an interest in the idea of afterlife.
Stele of Hammurabi
Named after Babylon's most powerful king who received the code of law from the Sun God Shamash. This code of law inscribed on this black stele was the first standardized code of law.
blue gazed ceramic bricks and relief images of real and mythological images on this artwork that served as an entrance to the city of Babylon
Female head, Warka
Many suggested this Sumerian piece portrayed the sacred precinct of the goddess Inanna, mortal princess, Subject unknown
From the "king's Grave" at Ur. Instrument depicted in the feast scene on the 'Standard of Ur'
White temple, Warka
The Sumerians worshiped their deities in this. Made with mud bricks since they didn't have access to stone quarries.
Situated on a high plateau, the heavily fortified complex of royal buldings stood on a wide platform overlooking the plain
Palette of King Narmer
This stone slab represents the profile view of their king unifying both Lower and Upper Egpyt. The 2 lions symbolize the unification as well. The king in this artwork si wearing the traditional crowns of both regions
Fragmentary head of Senusret III
This Egyptian artwork shows a determined king that cared during a troubling age/dynasty. The anxiety shows (drooping lines around nose and eyes, shadowy brows, etc). Thus, creates a personal, almost intimate expression, which differs from the typical impassive faces of the Old Kingdom rulers.
Tomb of Nebamun, Thebes, Egypt
A hunting scene from this artwork shows that Nebamun is enjoying recreation in his eternal afterlife. This is another example where text appears in the art to amplify the message.
Musicians and dancers, Tomb of Nebamun
This painting shows four noblewomen participation in the customary ceremonial meal at Nebamun's tomb after he died. A funerary feast that happens one day each year for the living to commune with the dead. Also shows how New Kingdom artists did not always adhere to the old standards for figural representation
Temple of Hatshepsut
In this Egyptian's New Kingdom temple, the long horizontals and verticals of the colonnades and their rhythm of light and dark repeat the pattern of the limestone cliffs above.
Temple of Ramses II, Abu Simbel
This temple of the last Egpytian warrior pharoah who lived very old (till 90's) and was known for building monuments, for example, in Memphis, Egypt. Proud of his many campaigns to restore the empire, proclaimed his greatness by placing four colossal images of himself on the temple facade.
Death Mask of Tut
Medium: Gold with inlay of semiprecious stones. Artwork discovered by the most well-preserved tomb and famous pharaoh of Egypt.
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