Mesopotamia

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Mesopotamia

  1. 1. Mesopotamia
  2. 2. Periods Mesopotamian art Sumer period  Sculpture  Architecture  Daily life themes Akkad period  Black sculptures Assyrian period  Reliefs Babylonian  Babylon king: Hammurabi
  3. 3. Sumer periodArchitecture
  4. 4. The Sumerian city-state of Ur containedan enormous mountain temple, knownas a ziggurat, to honor the moon-god,Nanna. Ziggurat
  5. 5. Bearded bull
  6. 6. Bearded goat
  7. 7. Abu Templestatues
  8. 8. Earliest writingVegetal ichonographyReliefs mainlyZiggurats
  9. 9. Akkad period
  10. 10. Head of Gudea
  11. 11. Assyria period Ashurbanipal in War
  12. 12. Ashurbanipal hunting Lions
  13. 13. Ashurbanipal with his Queen
  14. 14. The Dying Lioness
  15. 15. Naram Sin Stele
  16. 16. Babylonian period Hammurabi Code
  17. 17. Winged bull with human head
  18. 18. Winged bull with human head
  19. 19. Ishtar Gate
  20. 20. Answer1) Why didnt the Mesopotamian area develop as much in Architecture and art as the Egyptians?2) What did a long beard represent in this area?Analyze:1) 4) How realistic were the sculptures?2) Does the style of the sculptures tell us something about Mesopotamian Society and their beliefs?

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