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Woman From Willendorf
Paleolithic
Wall Painting of Four Horses
Chauvet Cave
France
Paleolithic
Animals grazing, running
variety of animals
used hair, natural pigment,
Hall of Bulls
Lascaux Cave
France
Paleolithic
Twisted perspective
Earliest representation of the human figure
(not shown)
Catal hoyuk
Neolithic Settlement
Neolithic Age
Mud brick, timber, natural materials
dense living
organic growth of building outward, no street navigation by rooftop
entrance in the ceiling
bull decoration
early fresco
dead family members were buried in the house after being laid outside to be eaten by animals
Mother Goddess Figure
Catal hoyuk
Neolithic Settlement
Neolithic Age
additive sculpture in the round
exaggerated belly, breast
hands resting on feline head illustrates power over nature
child between feet
shoulder emphsis to demonstrate power
Stone Henge
Neolithic Age
ritual center
constructed in four stages
trillionths
constructed according to sun cycles
Tomb Interior
Newgrange
Neolithic Age
dedicated to the sun and dead
post and lintel
corbel vaulting
concentric circles and spirals
ritual involving midsummer solstice
Nanna Ziggurat
Ur
Sumerian
Carved Vase from Uruk
Sumerian
Votive Figures from Eshunna
Sumerian
Stele of Naramsin
Akkadian
Votive Statue of Gudea
Lagash
Stele of Hammurabi
Babylonian
Lamassu (human-heded winged lion)
Assyrian
The Palette of Narmer
Old Kingdom
Egyptian
The Funerary Complex of Djoser
OldKingdom
Egyptian
Great Sphinx and the Pyramid of King Khafre
Old Kingdom
Egytian
The Statue of Khafra
Old Kingdom
Egyptian
Great Pyramids of Giza
Old Kingdom
Egyptian
The Great Temple of Amun at Karnak
New Kingdom
Egyptian
Bull Leaping / Jumping
Minoan
The Minoan Palace Complex at Knossos
Crete
Minoan
The Octopus Flask
Minoan
The So Called Treasury of Atreus
Corbel vault
Mycenaean
Mycenae, Greece
Mycenaean
Paleolithic
A prehistoric period
Stone tools were developed during this time
99% of human history
Neolithic
~Wondering hunter settled down into communities / agriculture/ religion
~Fertile Crescent
~Themes : human activity, building for community
Prehistoric
before the written word
abstraction
the simplification or (not realistic) representation of something
post and lintel
|~|
megalithic architecture
mega = large
Lithic = Rock
~huge rocks that stuff was built with
(stone henge)
The Fertile Crescent
~Area of Civilization that was fertile land
~Early city states were developed here
~Rivers: Tigris, Euphrates, Nile
~ Mesopotamia, Egypt
mastaba
is a type of ancient Egyptian tomb in the form of a flat-roofed, rectangular structure with outward sloping sides that marked the burial site of many eminent Egyptians of Egypt's ancient period. Mastabas were constructed out of mud-bricks or stone.
step pyramid
During the Third dynasty of Egypt, the architect Imhotep built Egypt's first step pyramid, the Pyramid of Djoser, by building a series of six successively smaller mastabas (an earlier form of tomb structure), one a top of another.
Ka
Egyptian soul
monotheistic
single god