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  • Votive Figures from Eshnunna,Sumerian,
  • Nanna Ziggurat, UrukNeo-Sumerian,2100-2050 BCE
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    • 1. Art of the Ancient Near East
      Reading:
      Stokstad, 27-38
      Range:
      5500-1500 BCE
      Protoliterate, Early Dynastic Sumerian, Akkadian, Neo Sumerian, and Old Babylonian
      Terms/Concepts:
      Mesopotamia, Cuneiform, Cylinder Seals, Register, Bas Relief, Hieratic Scale, Votive, Axial, Bent Axis, Ziggurat, Axis Mundi, Stele, Lapis Lazuli,
      Monument List
      • 2-2, Anu Ziggurat, Protoliterate Sumerian, 3300-3000 BCE
      • 2. 2-3, Warka Vase, Protoliterate Sumerian, 3300-3000 BCE
      • 3. Pg. 35, The Great Lyre, Early Dynastic, Sumerian, 2600-2500 BCE
      • 4. 2-1, Stele of Naram-Sin, Akkadian, 2254-2218 BCE
      • 5. 2-8, Votive of Gudea, Neo-Sumerian, 2090 BCE
      • 6. Pg. 38, Stele of Hammurabi, Old Babylonian, 1792-1750 BCE
    • Timeline of the Ancient Near East
    • 7. Major Powers in the Near East
      • Protoliterate Mesopotamia: 5500-3000 BCE
      • 8. Early Dynastic Sumerian: 3000-2340 BCE
      • 9. Akkadian: 2340-2180 BCE
      • 10. Neo-Sumerian: 2125-2025 BCE
      • 11. Old Babylonian: 2025-1594 BCE
      • 12. Assyrian: 1350-612 BCE
      • 13. Neo-Babylonian: 612-539 BCE
      • 14. Achaemenid Persian: 539-331 BCE
    • Mesopotamia: “Land Between Two Rivers”
      Samarra
    • 15. Protoliterate Pottery
      Bowl, Protoliterate Mesopotamian, Samarra, 4200-3000 BCE
    • 16. Bowl, Protoliterate Mesopotamian, Samarra, 4200-3000 BCE
    • 17. Bowl, Protoliterate Mesopotamian, Samarra, 4200-3000 BCE
    • 18. Beaker, Protoliterate, Mesopotamia, Susa, 4200-3000 BCE
    • 19. Sumer: 3300-2500 BCE
      Eshnunna
    • 20.
      • Anu Ziggurat and White Temple, Uruk, Iraq, Protoliterate Sumerian 3300-3000 BCE
    • Plan of the Anu Ziggurat and White Temple. Uruk, Iraq. c.3300-3000 BCE
    • 21. Mud Bricks
    • 22.
      • Warka Vase, Uruk, Iraq, Prololiterate Sumerian, 3300-3000
    • Tammunz
      • Warka Vase, Uruk, Iraq, Prololiterate Sumerian, 3300-3000
    • Warka Head, Uruk, Iraq, Protoliterate Sumerian, 3300-3000 BCE
    • 23.
    • 24.
    • 25. Lioness, Tutub (Eshnunna), Iraq, Protoliterate Sumerian, 3300-3000 BCE
    • 26. Iraq, 3300-3000 BCE
      Germany, 32,000 BP
    • 27.
    • 28. The Rise of Cuneiform
    • 29. Cylinder Seal, Protoliterate Sumerian, 3300-3100 BCE
      Cylinder Seal, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 2900-2334 BCE
    • 30. Inventory Tablet with Archaic Cuneiform, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 3200 BCE
      Stylus
      Administrative Tablet, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 3100-2900 BCE
      Evolution of Cuneiform
    • 31. Gilgamesh: the king who was 2/3 god
      “Gilgamesh” (Assyrian Hero)
      The Epic of Gilgamesh in Akkadian
    • 32. Votive Figures from Eshnunna, Early Dynastic, Sumerian, 3000-2340 BCE
    • 33. Royal Cemetery, Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 2600-2400 BCE
    • 34. 5’ 5”
      The Great Lyre with Bull’s Head, from Tomb 789. Royal Cemetery, Ur, Early Dynastic Sumerian, c.2600-2500 BCE
    • 35.
    • 36. Sar-e-Sang, Afghanistan, is site of lapis lazuli mines.
      lapis lazuli
    • 37. Samples of lapis lazuli.
    • 38. lapis lazuli
    • 39.
    • 40. Standard of Ur, Royal Cemetery at Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 2600-2400 BCE
    • 41. Standard of Ur, Royal Cemetery at Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 2600-2400 BCE
    • 42. Standard of Ur, Royal Cemetery at Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 2600-2400 BCE
    • 43. Standard of Ur, Royal Cemetery at Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 2600-2400 BCE
    • 44. Standard of Ur, Royal Cemetery at Ur, Iraq, Early Dynastic Sumerian, 2600-2400 BCE
    • 45.
    • 46. Akkadian: 2500-2200
    • 47. Head of Akkadian Ruler, Akkadian, 2340-2180 BCE
    • 48.
      • Stele of Naram Sin, Akkadian, 2254-2218 BCE
    • Cylinder Seal with Weather God, Akkadian, 2334-2154 BCE
      • Stele of Naram Sin, Akkadian, 2254-2218 BCE
    • Neo Sumerian: 2200-2100 BCE
    • 49. Nanna Ziggurat, Uruk, Iraq, Neo-Sumerian, 2100-2050 BCE
    • 50.
      • Votive of Gudea, Neo-Sumerian, 2090 BCE
    • 51. Old Babylonian: 1792-1750 BCE
    • 52. Head of Old Babylonian Ruler (Possibly Hammurabi), Old Babylonian, 1900-1700 BCE
    • 53.
      • Stele of Hammurabi, Old Babylonian, 1792-1750 BCE
    • 54. Size Matters
      Akkadian,
      2254-2218 BCE
      Early Dynastic Sumerian,
      2900-2600 BCE
      Old Babylonian,
      1792-1750 BCE
      Neo-Sumerian,
      2100-2050 BCE
    • 55. Material Matters
    • 56. Material Matters
    • 57. Neo-Sumerian
      Old Babylonian
      Akkadian
      Kingly Faces
    • 58. Critical Questions
      How is religious and political power connected in the cultures of the ancient Near East? How do these connections manifest in their art?
      What is hieratic scale? How is it used in ancient Near Eastern art?
      How is the bent axis used in Near Eastern architecture? What is its significance?
      What is the importance of materials like lapis lazuli and gold? What social institutions and activities do they indicate?
      What are cylinder seals? What function do they serve? What cultural institutions do they indicate?

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