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1 Ancient Near Eastern Art William V. Ganis, PhD Theme: SANBAN

2 Goals Understand the cultural changes in the Neolithic Revolution as they relate to the art and architecture. Understand the concept of civilization and the importance of Sumer in the ancient Near East. Examine the artistic materials, techniques, subject matter, styles and conventions developed in the ancient Near East.

3 2.1 Sumerian Religion, Society, and Art Understand the cultural changes in the Neolithic Revolution as they relate to the art and architecture. Understand the development of a counting system that leads to an evolution of writing and reading in Sumer Define Neolithic Revolution and how they relate to art and architecture of this region.

4 The first city states, city planning, and organized religion are attributed to Sumer. Explore how the art – and architecture – are effected. Evaluate the stylistic and formal visual aspects of Mesopotamian art and its iconography Identify cultures that ruled the Mesopotamian regions throughout early history Relate different media and materials used in Mesopotamian art Evaluate architecture in different civilizations in Near Eastern cultures Critically evaluate the role of art and power in different near eastern civilizations from this period.

5 Circle the Fertile Crescent. How are ancient Near Eastern ideas about religion different from Paleolithic and earlier Neolithic ideas? Explore how these ideas are depicted in Sumerian sculpture, seals, and funerary objects.

6 White Temple and ziggurat Uruk (modern Warka) Iraq ca. 3,200-3,000 B.C.E. mud brick

7 White Temple and ziggurat Uruk (modern Warka) Iraq ca. 3,200-3,000 B.C.E. mud brick

8 Female head (possibly Inanna) from Uruk (modern Warka) Iraq ca. 3,200-3,000 B.C.E. marble approximately 8 in. high RECOVERED

9 Warka Vase from Uruk (modern Warka) Iraq ca. 3,200-3,000 B.C.E. alabaster approximately 3 ft. high Define and find: Registers Hierarchy of scale Composite view Identify the subjects and locate. Possible content…

10 Statuettes of worhippers from Eshnunna (modern Tell Asmar) Iraq ca. 2,700 B.C.E. gypsum, shell, black limestone tallest 30 in. high abstract, idealized, stylized, realistic? Describe the pose and possible purpose.

11 Standard of Ur (war side) from Tomb 779, Royal Cemetery Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) Iraq ca. 2,600 B.C.E. wood, shell, lapis lazuli, red limestone approximately 8 x 19 in. First example of … content-

12 Standard of Ur (peace side) from Tomb 779, Royal Cemetery Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) Iraq ca. 2,600 B.C.E. wood, shell, lapis lazuli, red limestone approximately 8 x 19 in. Why? Found by…

13 Bull-headed lyre from Tomb 789, Royal Cemetery Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) ca. 2,600 B.C.E. wood, gold leaf, lapis lazuli approximately 65 in. high What is that?! And that?

14 Bull-headed lyre from Tomb 789, Royal Cemetery Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) ca. 2,600 B.C.E. wood, gold leaf, lapis lazuli approximately 65 in. high Define Composite creatures Heraldic composition Possible content? What’s the recurring theme? Whose?

15 Cylinder seals ca. 2,600-2,000 B.C.E. approximately 2 in. high MANY MISSING Define Cylinder Seals Purpose/function-

16 Cylinder seal from the tomb of Pu-abi Royal Cemetery Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) Iraq ca. 2,600 B.C.E. approximately 2 in. high

17 Head of an Akkadian ruler from Ninevah (modern Kuyunjik) Iraq ca. 2,250-2,200 B.C.E. copper 14 3/8 in. high MISSING Explore how art is used to express political ideas of kingship and territory in the ancient Akkadian and Neo- Sumerian cultures. Possibly_____________ (name) Which means… Abstract, realistic, stylized, idealized? What happened to his eyes?!

18 Victory stele of Naram-Sin from Susa, Iran ca. 2,254-2,218 B.C.E. sandstone 79 in. high Who’s that? What’s going on? (a.k.a. content)

19 Ziggurat at Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) Iraq ca. 2,100 B.C.E. mud brick

20 Ziggurat (restored) at Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) Iraq ca. 2,100 B.C.E. mud brick Compare the architecture of the Neo-Sumerian ziggurat with the city of Babylon and the fabled “Tower of Babel.” Explore the different materials used.

21 Seated statue of Gudea holding temple plan from Girsu (modern Telloh) Iraq ca. 2,100 B.C.E. diorite 29 in. high Who’s that? Compare and contrast with Head of an Akkadian ruler. What’s he holding?

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23 Stele with code of Hammurabi from Susa, Iran ca. 1,780 B.C.E. basalt 88 in. high Explain what this is? - function Who?

24 Stele with code of Hammurabi from Susa, Iran ca. 1,780 B.C.E. basalt 88 in. high

25 Reconstruction drawing of the citadel of Sargon II, Dar Sharrukin (modern Khorsabad) Iraq ca B.C.E.

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27 Assyrian archers pursuing enemies from the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Kalhu (modern Nimrud) ca B.C.E. gypsum 2 ft. 10 3/8 in. high

28 Ashurbanipal hunting lions from the North Palace of Ashurbanipal, Ninevah (modern Kuyunjik) Iraq ca B.C.E. gypsum approximately 5 ft. high

29 Ashurbanipal hunting lions from the North Palace of Ashurbanipal, Ninevah (modern Kuyunjik) Iraq ca B.C.E. gypsum approximately 5 ft. high

30 Ishtar Gate (restored) from Babylon, Iraq ca. 575 B.C.E. glazed brick

31 Palace of Darius I and Xerxes I Persepolis, Iran ca B.C.E.

32 Palace of Darius I and Xerxes I Persepolis, Iran ca B.C.E.

33 Palace of Shapur I from Ctesiphon, Iraq ca. 250 C.E.

34 Triumph of Shapur I over Valerian from Bishapur, Iraq ca. 260 C.E. rock-cut relief

35 Head of Sasanian King (Shapur II?) from Ctesiphon, Iraq ca. 350 C.E. silver with mercury gilding 15 3/4 in. high


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