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  • Mesopotamian Art
  • The Birthplace of Western Culture
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  • Mesopotamian Artistic Conventions
    • Things to look for:
    • REPETITION
    • SIMPLIFICATION
    • and Snail-Curl Beards
  • Bas-Relief A type of sculpture made by carving out images from a flat surface
  • Examples of Bas-reliefs
  • Greek
  • Persian
  • Egyptian (a sunken-relief)
  • Italy
  • Denver
  • Mesopotamia
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  • Lamassu bas-relief from palace in Assyria (now Iraq) ~715 BC.
  • Gates of Ishtar (~600 BC)
    • Inner gates to the city of Babylon
    • Made of blue-glazed tiles with bas-reliefs of animals
    • Built during reign of Nebuchadnezzar II
    • Dedicated to goddess Ishtar
    • Was one of the Ancient Wonders of the World (replaced by Lighthouse at Alexandria)
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  • (Recreation at the Pergamon Museum in Berlin, Germany)
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  • Types of Art in Mesopotamia
    • Ritual Art
    • Objects of State (the King/Nation)
    • Personal Objects
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  • Tell Asmar Statuettes ~2600 BC
  • The Standard of Ur ( 2600 BC)
  • Ram Caught in Thicket (2800 BC)
  • The Great Lyre from the King’s Grave (~ 2550 BC)
  • A Modern Lyre A Mesopotamian Lyre
  • The Great Lyre from the King’s Grave (~ 2550 BC)