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  • Artist: n/a Title: Human-Headed Winged Lion (Lamassu) Medium: Limestone Size: height 10'3½" (3.11 m) Date: 883–859 BCE Source/Museum: Colossal Gateway Figure, Palace of Assurnasirpal II, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Kalhu (present-day Nimrud, Iraq). / The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. Gift of John D. Rockefeller, Jr., 1932 (32.143.1.-2)
  • Artist: n/a Title: The Ancient Near East Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Walls and tower, Jericho Medium: Mud brick, rubble, stone Size: n/a Date: c. 8000–7000 BCE Source/Museum: n/a
  • Human skull, Jericho
  • Artist: n/a Title: Composite Reconstruction Drawing of Chatal Huyuk. Anatolia (Present-Day Turkey). c. 6500–5500 BCE Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Human Figure Medium: Fired lime plaster with cowrie shell, bitumen and paint Size: height approx. 35" (90 cm) Date: c. 7000–6000 BCE Source/Museum: Ain Ghazal, Jordan/ National Museum, Amman, Jordan
  • Artist: n/a Title: Ruins of the White Temple Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: c. 3300–3000 BCE Source/Museum: Uruk (present-day Warka, Iraq)
  • Lapis Lazuli
  • Bitumen
  • Artist: n/a Title: Face of a woman, (Warka Head) Medium: Marble Size: height approx. 8" (20.3 cm) Date: c. 3300–3000 BCE Source/Museum: Uruk (present-day Warka, Iraq) / Iraq Museum, Baghdad (stolen and recovered in 2003)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Photo of face of a woman (known as the Warka Head) Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Displayed by Iraqi authorities on its recovery
  • Artist: n/a Title: Technique: Cuneiform Writing Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Carved vase (known as the Uruk Vase) Medium: Alabaster Size: height 36' (91 cm) Date: c. 3300–3000 BCE Source/Museum: Uruk (present-day Warka, Iraq) / Iraq Museum, Baghdad (stolen and recovered in 2003)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Votive Figures Medium: Limestone, alabaster, and gypsum Size: height of largest figure approx. 30" ( 76.3 cm) Date: c. 2900–2600 BCE Source/Museum: The Square Temple, Eshnunna (present-day Tell Asmar, Iraq). The Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • Artist: n/a Title: Nanna Ziggurat, Ur Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: c. 2100–2050 BCE Source/Museum: Present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq
  • Artist: n/a Title: The Great Lyre with bull’s head Medium: Wood with gold, silver, lapis lazuli, bitumen, and shell, reassembled in modern wood support Size: height of head 14" (35.6 cm) height of front panel 13" (33 cm) maximum length of lyre 55½" (140 cm), height of upright back arm 46½" (117 cm) Date: c. 2550–2400 BCE Source/Museum: Royal tomb, Ur (present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq) / University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia
  • Artist: n/a Title: Front panel, the sound box of the Great Lyre Medium: Wood with shell inlaid in bitumen Size: height 12¼ X 4½" (31.1 X 11cm) Date: n/a Source/Museum: Ur (present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq) / University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia (T4-29C)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Cylinder seal from Sumer and its impression Medium: Lapis lazuli Size: height, 1 ⅝ " (4.1 cm) Date: c. 2550–2400 BCE Source/Museum: Ur (present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq) / University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology, Philadelphia B16852
  • Artist: n/a Title: Stele of Naram-Sin Medium: Limestone Size: height 6'6" (1.98 m) Date: c. 2220–2184 BCE Source/Museum: Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Artist: n/a Title: Head of a man (known as Akkadian ruler) Medium: Copper Alloy Size: height 14 ⅜ " (36.5 cm) Date: c. 2300–2200 BCE Source/Museum: Nineveh (present-day Kuyunjik, Iraq) / Iraq Museum, Baghdad
  • Artist: n/a Title: Votive Statue of Gudea Medium: Diorite Size: height 29" (73.7 cm) Date: c. 2090 BCE Source/Museum: Girsu (present-day Telloh, Iraq) / Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Artist: n/a Title: Stele of Hammurabi Medium: Diorite Size: height of stele approx. 7' (2.13 m) height of relief 28“ (71.1 cm) Date: c. 1792–1750 BCE Source/Museum: Susa (present-day Shush, Iran) / Musée du Louvre, Paris
  • Winged Figure (Lammasu)
  • Artist: n/a Title: Assurnasirpal II Killing Lions Medium: Alabaster Size: height approx. 39" (99.1 cm) Date: c. 850 BCE Source/Museum: Palace complex of Assurnasirpal II, Kalhu (present-day Nimrud, Iraq) / The British Museum, London
  • Ashurbanipal killing lion
  • Artist: n/a Title: Reconstruction drawing of the citadel and palace complex of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (Present-Day Khorsabad, Iraq). C. 721–706 BCE Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Courtesy the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • Artist: n/a Title: Assurbanipal and His Queen in the Garden Medium: Alabaster Size: height approx. 21" (53.3 cm) Date: c. 647 BCE Source/Museum: The Palace at Nineveh (present-day Kuyunjik, Iraq) / The British Museum, London
  • Artist: n/a Title: Reconstruction drawing of Babylon in the 6th century BCE Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: Courtesy the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • Artist: n/a Title: Ishtar Gate and throne room wall Medium: Glazed brick Size: height of gate originally 40 feet (12.2 m) with towers rising 100 feet (30.5 m) Date: c. 575 BCE Source/Museum: Reconstructed in a Berlin museum, originally from Babylon (Present-day Iraq) Vorderasiatisches Museum, Staatliche Museen zu Berlin, Preussischer Kulturbesitz
  • Artist: n/a Title: Air View of the ceremonial complex, Persepolis Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: 518–c. 460 BCE Source/Museum: Iran
  • Artist: n/a Title: Apadana (audience hall) of Darius and Xerxes Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: 518–c. 460 BCE Source/Museum: Ceremonial Complex, Persepolis Iran
  • Artist: n/a Title: Darius and Xerxes Receiving Tribute Medium: Limestone Size: height 8'4" (2.54 m) Date: 491–486 BCE Source/Museum: Detail of a relief from the stairway leading to the Apadana (ceremonial complex), Persepolis, Iran / Courtesy the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago
  • Tomb of Darius near Persepolis
  • Artist: n/a Title: Daric Medium: Gold Size: Diameter approximately 1/2" (1.45cm) Date: 4th century BCE Source/Museum: A coin first minted under Darius I of Persia / Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Artist: n/a Title: Technique: Coining Money Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: n/a Source/Museum: n/a
  • Artist: n/a Title: Front of a gold coin Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: 560–546 BCE Source/Museum: First minted under Croesus, king of Lydia / Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford
  • Artist: n/a Title: Back of a gold coin Medium: n/a Size: n/a Date: 560–546 BCE Source/Museum: First minted under Croesus, king of Lydia / Heberden Coin Room, Ashmolean Museum, Oxford

02 Mesopotamia 02 Mesopotamia Presentation Transcript

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  • Human skull, Jericho
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  • Chatal Huyuk
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  • Ruins of the White Temple
  • Lapis Lazuli
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  • Face of a woman, (Warka Head)
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  • Votive Figures
  • Nanna Ziggurat, Ur
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  • The Great Lyre with bull’s head
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  • Cylinder seal from Sumer and its impression
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  • Stele of Naram-Sin
  • Head of a man (known as Akkadian ruler)
  • Votive Statue of Gudea
  • Stele of Hammurabi
  • Winged Figure (Lammasu)
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  • Assurnasirpal II Killing Lions
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  • palace complex of Sargon II
  • Assurbanipal and His Queen in the Garden
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  • Ishtar Gate and throne room wall
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  • Persepolis
  • Apadana (audience hall) of Darius and Xerxes
  • Darius and Xerxes Receiving Tribute
  • Tomb of Darius
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  • Daric
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