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    I made it [the palace] fittingly imposing.” To Ashurnasirpal, the existence of the Lamassu was not solely for its guardian like qualities, but it also inhibits the grandiloquent qualities of showcasing strength and the ability of being astounding not only to Assyrians, but also to the enemies of their kingdom. The Lamassu visually satisfies the criteria of sculptural anthropomorphism. The deux hybrids on view at the MET was a combination of man, bull, and bird and a mélange of man, lion, and bird. Low and high relief work provides depth in terms of highlight and shadow that adds to the Lamassu exterior expression of being the protector and also the defender in the Nimrud…

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    Assyrian Art Analysis

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    Innumerable works of art found in any of the myriad ancient artistic eras have specific purposes and are created with methods common in their particular setting. Many works dated to the period of Assyrian art (1363-612 BCE) share similar patterns of stylistic execution and representative meaning. The Relief of a Winged Divinity, an Assyrian artwork found in the throne room of the Northwest Palace of King Ashurnasirpal II in Nimrud, Iraq, presents a shallowly carved, highly detailed figure,…

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    was done manually until mechanical seeders were introduced around 2500 BC. Sickles were used to harvest crops. Grain was threshed by oxen and tossed into the air to separate the chaff from the kernels. Excess grain was kept storage in granaries. The main foods of the nation were cereals, vegetables, and milk products. The most common crop was barley. Among other crops grown were wheat and onions. The animals raised were sheep, goats, and cattle that contributed to the production of dairy…

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    The Assyrian kings, who governed many societies and realms, were leaders of inflexible publicity to enhance their lands, which they conveyed through drawings and in inscribing. The kings custom-built relief sculptures that praise the authority and leaders. In the Metropolitan Museum of Art, in section 401, there lies the Assyrian Reliefs, which reconstructs the palace rooms of Ashuranasirpal II at Nimrud. Initially radiantly dyed, they once beautified the vast palace of the great Assyrian kings…

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    Art Chapter 14 Analysis

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    In a fantastical land a nude women reclines leisurely surrounded by exotic plants, wild animals, and is serenaded by a musician hiding in the foliage. Chapter 14 explores art of the past, such as the statue depicting a man with the body of a winged lion. It was built in Nimrud, an ancient Assyrian city in Mesopotamia, during the 9th century and its purposes was to impresses and intimated those that saw it. Mesopotamia’s history was “marked by almost continual warfare and conquest” (Getlein…

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    rules that Plato had decided. 7. Compare the acceptance of wine in Christianity to the Islamic view of spirits? (Pg. 84-88) Christian’s recognition of wine originates from the bible, where Jesus wine to his disciples at the last supper. Wine and bread is a symbol of Christ's blood and body. Currently, wine is used when taking Holy Communion. Muslims do not drink wine because the Allah had provided the answer to all the fighting that occurred at drinking parties. VOCAB: 1. Ashurnasirpal II (Pg.…

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    History Of ISIS

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    extremist organization. ISIS wants no competition against so that fighting for the ISIS goal is easier to accomplish. To some attacks, reason is not a motive but still leaves the effects of ISIS’ actions. ISIS’ effects on attacks leaves some of the world’s deadliest massacres. ISIS kills families and leave some with no homes or loss of loved ones or relatives. ISIS has taken countries over and declared ownership over the countries. Not only do people get killed but great devastation and debris…

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    rewriting their history. Despots prefer simple stories to complex and nuanced story. For a decade, the headlines are full of stories of artifacts destroyed in hot spots in Asia. Just as the Khmer Rouge did in Cambodia a decade earlier, the Taliban destroyed Buddha statues in Bamiyan, World Heritage of UNESCO, in order to erase the imprint of a religion Indian arrived in Afghanistan a long time ago. Christian forces as Muslim have destroyed the library of Alexandria for the same reason: to fight…

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    Lamassu Analysis

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    Walking into Gallery 401 of the Metropolitan Museum of Art, the student stops dead in his tracks. Looming in front of him are two sculptures of creatures that are part man, part beast. The student notices informational placards by the creatures and steps forward to read them. The placard informs him of the “winged bull and lion… statues [that provide] magical protection from demonic forces.” Also known as lamassu, the “winged bull and lion” are designed to confront visitors, as well as to…

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    archaeologist Max Mallowan. She had met him on her travels in Near East in 1927, and accompanied him on his excavations of sites in Syria and Iraq. Later Christie used these exotic settings in her novels MURDER IN MESOPOTAMIA (1936) and Death on the Nile (1937). Her own archeological adventures were recounted in COME TELL ME HOW YOU LIVE (1946). Mallowan was Catholic and fourteen years her junior; he became one of the most prominent archaeologist of his generation. Of her marriage the writer…

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