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_ is a term for the large composite creatures that stood at the entrance to the Assyrian kings quarters in their palace.
_ is the location of some of the oldest and most well known cave paintings
_ was used almost exclusively for the representation of animals in Paleolithic art
The profile view
A henge, or ____, was a type of megalithic monument found almost exclusively in Britain.
an arrangement of megalithic stones in a circle
A predominant theme or themes found in the narrative reliefs of the Assyrians was or were:
war and hunting
Because the Great Pyramids were plundered so badly by grave robbers, a new type of architecture known as ____ developed during Middle Kingdom in Egypt.
Loving rock cut tombs
During Akhenaton's reign, the longstanding stylized formality of Egyptian art briefly gave way to ____, as seen in the very famous Bust of Queen Nefertiti.
During the Old Kingdom period of Egyptian art, a new manner of representing the human figure developed that would last thousands of years. It was characterized by all of the following except ____.
naturalistic depiction of the human figure
For the Paleolithic Hall of Bulls cave painting, artists used all of the following techniques except ____.
painting with a bronze knife blade
From the Latin word meaning wedge, ____ was a system of writing developed by the Sumerians.
In ancient Mesopotamia the hierarchy of scale was a convention, which indicated:
order of importance
In both Akkadian victory Stele of Narim Sin and the Egyptian Narmer palette, the Kong's are depicted
In combined frontal view and profile view and larger than surrounding figures
In pursuit of beautifying the city of Babylon, Nebuchadnezzar II built the __ as one of the main entrances go the city:
In New Kingdom Egypt, Amenhotep IV started a revolution in both religion and the arts when he changed his name to Akhenaton to honor the sun god and became a ____. The period of his reign is known as the ____.
monotheist; Amarna period
In style and concept the mural of the Deer Hunt from Çatal Höyük is a world apart from the wall paintings of the Paleolithic period. Which of the following statements best supports this assertion?
The regular appearance of the human figure and the coherent groupings
Ishtar Gate, with its relief decorations of a dragon, lion and bull, comes from the city of:
It was during the Neolithic period that ____ monuments were erected and the most famous example is ____.
Large-scale tomb sculptures that were intended to house the spirit of the deceased if mummification failed were known as ____.
Monuments from the Neolithic period in Western Europe, such as Stonehenge, are characterized by ____.
Much of ancient Egypt's art and many of its monuments were, in one way or another, linked to ____.
death or worship of the dead
Of the following __ is one of the primary characteristics of Neolithic society
the domestication of animals
One of the earliest and most famous "fertility" figurines from the Paleolithic period is the ____.
Venus of Willendorf
One of the most famous Paleolithic cave paintings, the Hall of bulls was discovered in __
The Lascaux caves
One of the suggested purposes for Paleolithic cave paintings is thought to have been:
insurance for the survival of the herd
The __ multilevel temple designed by the religion oriented Sumerian's but built by the latter Babylonians and Assyrians
The art and architecture of the Mycenaean civilization reflects a preoccupation with __ because unlike Crete, if lacked the natural defense of a surrounding sea
Arms and fortification
Bull Leaping Fresco is representative of the __ culture
The emphasis on the anatomy of the Nude Woman, from Willendorf, suggests early man's interest in ____.
Health and fertility
The human with feline head was found in
The Mesopotamian king who codified the law and prescribed penalties for infractions was _________.
The Minoans were a secure culture because they were protected by
The mediate temple of queen Hatshepsut was carved out of living rock and is most impressive visually due to it the Tigers is pillared
The open eyes stared off the vórtice statues of an ancient Sumer are thought to represent
Eternal wakefulness and duty
The regular appearance of ____ distinguishes paintings produced in the Neolithic period from those in the Paleolithic period.
The stylistic conventions of rigidly frontal symmetry, abnormally large eyes and tightly clasped hands are most characteristic of the early art
The term labyrinthine well describes the huge, sprawling Palace at Knossos and the term comes from the myth of the ____.
The White Temple, Uruk is oriented to the _________________________.
Cardinal points of the compass
The ziggurat at ur can best be described as a
Sumerian temple base
Which of the following is considered one of the Bronze Age civilizations of pre- h err llenita Greece
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