Week 4 2011 winter

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Week 4 2011 winter

  1. 1. ANCIENT ART HISTORY: Survey of Western Art I, Week 4 Next Week: In second half of class we will review for the Midterm Exam..Names and terms: Mesopotamia (Ancient Near East), Sumer, ziggurat, cella, votivefigures, Ur, Akkad, Nanna (Sin), stele, Lullubi people, Zagros Mountains, Babylon, Codeof Hammurabi, cuneiform/hieroglyphs, Lagash, Gudea, Assyrians, citadel, Khorsabadlamassu, lion hunting, Aegean, Cyclades (Cycladic), Crete, Minoans (King Minos),Knossos, Labyrinth (labrys), Mycenae (Mycenaeans), Pylos, Tiryns, HeinrichSchliemann, Homer/Odyssey, Troy, Agamemnon (Death Mask), cyclopean masonry,corbelling, relieving triangle ("Lion Gate"), megaron, grave circles, tholos (beehive)tombs, Treasury of Atrius, Greece, Geometric Period, amphora, krater, kylixPossible essay questions:--What is cuneiform and what is a stele? Who was Hammurabi and what was his“Code”—what were some of the things listed?--What are some characteristic elements of Mycenaean architecture? Who was HeinrichSchliemann? What were some of his important discoveries, and why is he considered acontroversial figure in the history or archeology?Images:Tell Asmar figures, c.2700 BCStele of Naram Sin, c.2270 BCCode of Hammurabi, c.1760 BCCycladic Idols, c.2500 BCPalace of Knossos, c.1500 BCLion Gate (Mycenae), c.1250 BC

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