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Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Hagar Qim
Origin: Malta
Date: ca. 3200-2500 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Human with feline head
Origin: Hohlenstein-Stadel, Germany
Date: ca. 30,000-28,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Nude woman (Venus of Willendorf)
Origin: Willendorf, Austria
Date: ca. 28,000-25,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Woman holding a bison horn
Origin: Laussel, France
Date: ca. 25,000-20,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Two bison
Origin: Le Tuc d'Audoubert, France
Date: ca. 15,000-10,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Bison with turned head
Origin: La Madeleine, France
Date: ca. 12,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Bison from Altamira
Origin: Altamira, Spain
Date: ca. 12,000-11,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Spotted horses and negative handprints
Origin: Pech-Merle, France
Date: ca. 22,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Hall of the Bulls
Origin: Lascaux, France
Date: ca. 15,000-13,000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Stone tower at Jericho
Origin: Jericho
Date: ca. 8000-7000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Human figure from Ain Ghazal
Origin: Jordan
Date: ca. 6750-6250 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Landscape with volcanic eruption (?)
Origin: Level VII, Catal Hoyuk, Turkey
Date: ca. 6150 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Stonehenge
Origin: Salisbury Plain, England
Date: ca. 2550-1600 BCE
Paleolithic
30,000-9,000 BCE
The "old" Stone Age, during which humankind produced the first sculptures and paintings.
Neolithic
The "new" Stone Age.
profile view
Seeing only one side.
frontal view
Seeing only the front.
composite view/twisted perspective
A convention of representation in which part of a figure is shown in profile and another part of the same figure is shown frontally.
sculpture in the round
A sculpture that is sculpted on all sides, intended to be seen from all angles.
relief sculpture
In sculpture, figures projecting from a background of which they are part. The degree of relief is designated high, low (bas), or sunken. In the last, the artist cuts the design into the surface so that the highest projecting parts of the image are no higher than the surface itself.
corbel vaulting
A vault formed by the piling of stone blocks in horizontal courses, cantilevered inward until the two walls meet in an arch.
apse
A recess, usually semicircular, in the wall of a building, commonly found at the east end of a church.
post-and-lintel
A system of construction in which two posts support a lintel.
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Hammurabi's Law Code
Origin: Susa, Iran
Date: ca. 1780 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: White Temple and ziggurat
Origin: Warka, Iraq
Date: ca. 3200-3000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Female head (Inanna?)
Origin: Warka, Iraq
Date: ca. 3200-3000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Presentation of offerings to Inanna (Warka vase)
Origin: Warka, Iraq
Date: ca. 3200-3000 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Statuettes from the Square Temple at Eshnunna
Origin: Tell Asmar, Iraq
Date: ca. 2700 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Stele of the Vultures
Origin: Telloh, Iraq
Date: ca. 2600-2500 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Standard of Ur
Origin: Royal Cemetery, Tell Muqayyar, Iraq
Date: ca. 2600 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Bull-headed lyre
Origin: Royal Cemetery, Tell Muqayyar, Iraq
Date: ca. 2600 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Head of an Akkadian ruler
Origin: Kuyunjik, Iraq
Date: ca. 2250-2200 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Victory stele of Naram-Sin
Origin: Susa, Iran
Date: ca. 2254-2218 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Votive disk of Enheduanna
Origin: Tell Muqayyar, Iraq
Date: ca. 2300-2275 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Ziggurat of Ur
Origin: Tell Muqayyar, Iraq
Date: ca. 2100 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Seated statue of Gudea holding temple plan
Origin: Telloh, Iraq
Date: ca. 2100 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Lion Gate
Origin: Boghazkoy, Turkey
Date: ca. 1400 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Statue of Queen Napir-Asu
Origin: Susa, Iran
Date: ca. 1350-1300 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Citadel of Sargon II
Origin: Khorsabad, Iraq
Date: ca. 720-705 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II
Origin: Khorsabad, Iraq
Date: ca. 720-705 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Assyrian archers pursuing enemies
Origin: the Northwest Palace of Ashurnasirpal II, Nimrud, Iraq
Date: ca. 875-860 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Ashurbanipal hunting lions
Origin: the North Palace of Ashurbanipal, Kuyunjik, Iraq
Date: ca. 645-640 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Ishtar Gate
Origin: Babylon, Iraq
Date: ca. 575 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Persepolis
Origin: Iran
Date: ca. 521-465 BCE
Artist: Unknown
Title of Work: Processional frieze on the terrace of the apadana
Origin: Persepolis, Iran
Date: ca. 521-465 BCE
city-state
An independent, self-governing city.
stele
A carved stone slab used to mark graves or to commemorate historical events.
ziggurat
In ancient Mesopotamian architecture, a monumental platform for a temple.
registers/friezes
One of a series of superimposed bands of friezes in a pictorial narrative, or the particular levels on which motifs are placed/any sculptured or painted band in a building.
hierarchy of scale
An artistic convention in which greater size indicates greater importance.
apadana
The great audience hall in ancient Persian palaces.