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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)