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Name Key Concepts of Near Eastern Culture
1. Hierarchical culture that was reflected in art & architecture
2. Many diff. warrior cultures/ Images brutal
Name 3 broad categories of cultures considered to be part of the "Old Kingdom"
Near Eastern, Egyptian, Aegean
Identify the following work of art: Standard of Ur, War and Peace (Medium, Culture/Style, Bracket Dates)
Wood box inlaid w/ shell, lapis lazuli, & red limestone, Sumerian, 3500 - 2334 BC
(narrative - one side battle, other peace, uses resgisters, stylized & composite view)
Name the 5 cultures included in the period of Near Eastern Art
Sumerian, Neo-Sumerian, Babylonian, Assyrian, Persian
Identify the following work of art: Ziggurat
(Location, Medium, Culture/Style, Bracket Dates)
Iraq, Public Building (with hierarchical space), Neo-Sumerian, 2100 - 1800 BC
What are the bracket dates for Neo-Sumerian Art?
2100 - 1800 BC
Identify the following work of art: Lamassu of Sargon II
(Medium, Culture/Style, Bracket Dates)
Sculpture (closed) of limestone, Assyrian, 900 - 600 BC
(Simplified & stylized facial features, beard, & hair, Very decorative surfaces w/ repeated pattern and detail)
What are the bracket dates for Persian Art?
600 - 330 BC
What are the bracket dates for Sumerian Art?
3500 - 2334 BC
What are the bracket dates for Babylonian Art?
1800 - 1600 BC
Identify the following work of art: Statuettes of Worshippers
(Medium,Culture/Style, Bracket Dates)
Statuettes (small sculptures), Sumerian, 3500 - 2334 BC
(votive offering, stylized images of men and women)
Identify the following work of art: Stele with Law Code of Hammurabi
(Medium, Culture/Style, Bracket Dates)
Stele of black basalt, Babylonian, 1800 - 1600 BC
(1st written law code, passing code from god to Hammurabi, not a complete composite view - the god's eye & Hammurabi's shoulder)
Identify the following work of art: The Dying Lioness
(Medium, Culture/Style, Bracket Dates)
Relief Sculpture, Assyrian, 900 - 600 BC
(Violent image, but yet shows a sensitivity to the plight of the animal)
Name Key Concepts of Near Eastern Art
Stylized art that is formal & processional, with an emphasis on patterning & bold forms. Often used fantastic animals and heraldic compositions.
Identify the following work of art: Palace of Darius I and Xerxes I
(Location, Medium, Culture/Style, Bracket Dates)
Iran, Building (Palace), Persian, 600 - 330 BC
(Makes a powerful political statement of wealth, strength, prestige, processional sculpture w/ stylized beards and repitious ornamentation like the Assyrians)
What are the bracket dates for Assyrian Art?
900 - 600 BC