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