Chapter 2: The Ancient Near East

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Chapter 2: The Ancient Near East

  1. 1. Chapter 2: Art of the Ancient Near East<br />
  2. 2. Hammurabi and Shamash, detail of the stele of Hamurabi<br />From Susa, Iran ca 1780 BCE<br />
  3. 3. Presentation of offerings to Inanna (Warka Vase) <br />From Uruk (modern Warka) Iraq ca. 3200-3000 BCE Alabaster. 3’1/4” high<br />
  4. 4. Statuettes of two worshipers, from the Square Temple at Eshnunna (modern Tel Asmar) Iraq ca 2700 BCE<br />Gypsum inlaid with shell and black limestone, make figure 2”6” high. Iraq Museum, Baghdad.<br />
  5. 5. Fragment of the victory stele of Eannatum (Stele of the Vultures) <br />From Girsu (modern Telloh) ca. 2600-2500 BCE. Limestone, fragment, 2’6” high, full stele 5’11” high. Louvre, Paris.<br />
  6. 6. War side of the Standard of Ur, from tomb 779, Royal Cemetary, Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) Iraq ca. 2600 BCE <br />Wood inlaid with shell, lapis, lazuli, and red limestone, 8”x1’7” British Museum, London<br />
  7. 7. Peace side of the Standard of Ur, from tomb 779, Royal Cemetary, Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar) Iraq ca. 2600 BCE <br />Wood inlaid with shell, lapis lazuli and red limestone 8”x1’7” British Museum, London. <br />
  8. 8. Head of Akkadian ruler, from Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik) Iraq, ca. 2250-2200 BCE <br />Copper, 1’2 3/8” high. Iraq Museum, Baghdad.<br />
  9. 9. Victory stele of Naram-Sin, from Susa, Iran 2254-2218 BCE<br />Pink sandstone, 6’7” high. Louvre, Paris.<br />
  10. 10. Lamassu (winged, human-headed bull)<br />From the citadel of Sargon II, DurSharrukin (modern Khorsabad) Iraq, ca. 720-705 BCE. Limestone, 13’10” high. Louvre, Paris.<br />Video : http://www.smarthistory.org/neo-assyrian-lamassu.html<br />
  11. 11. Ashurbanipal hunting lions, relief from the North Palace of Ashurbanipal, Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik) Iraq ca. 645-640 BCE<br />Gypsum, 5’4” high. British Museum, London<br />
  12. 12. Ishtar Gate (restored) Babylon Iraq, ca. 575 BCE<br />Glazed Brick, Vorderasiatisches Museum, Staatliche Museen in Berlin<br />
  13. 13. Palace of Shapu I, Ctesiphon, Iraq, ca 250 CE<br />
  14. 14. Triumph of Shapur I over Valeria, rock-cut relief, Bishapur, Iran, ca.260 CE<br />

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