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second part of the Stone Age beginning about 750,00 to 500,000 years BC and lasting until the...
Belonging to the period of human culture from about 15,000 years ago to about 7000 BCE characterized...
the New Stone Age between 8000 and 5000 B.C.E.; period in which adaptation of sedentary agriculture...
Place where an artifact was found, or provenance.
A pointed tool used for engraving or incising.
A sculpture that projects from a flat background.
A sculpture that is self-supporting and is designed to be viewed from all sides.
An edge tool with a flat steel blade with a cutting edge.
the line where the picture plane and the ground meet
a large painting applied directly to a wall or ceiling surface
A convention of representation in which part of a figure is shown in profile and another part...
A vault formed by the piling of stone blocks in horizontal courses, cantilevered inward until...
a type of architectural construction in which two vertical members (posts) support horizontal...
first civilization located between the Tigris & Eurphrates Rivers in present day Iraq;...
a culture that flourished in southern Mesopotamia (contemporary south Iraq) from about 3200...
2332BCE - when the loosely linked group of cities, known as Sumer, became dominated by the...
Around 2100 BCE - culture that arose after the Guti control, under King Urnammu of Ur
Conquered Akkads. Were first the Amorites, but when they took over, they named their capital...
a new Babylonian empire who restored Babylon to its former greatness., An empire ruled by Nebuchadnezzar,...
a tiered, pyramid-shaped structure that formed part of a Sumerian temple
Different sections of land owned by the same country but ruled by different rulers
a system of writing with wedge-shaped symbols, invented by the Sumerians around 3000 B.C.
Sumer's most famous works of art; they were stone cylinders engraved with designs that when...
pictures that stand for words or ideas; picture writing
Bent Axis Plan
A plan that incorporates two or more angular changes of direction, characteristic of Sumerian...
the chamber at the center of an ancient temple; in a classical temple, the room (greek, naos)...
an offering given to fulfill a vow
Hierarchy of Scale
a system of representation that expresses a person's importance by the size of his or her representation...
also known as bands, one of a series of super imposed bands/friezes in a pictorial narrative,...
a monument, vertical in style, small or large, that contained writing or pictures to commemorate...
Venus of Willendorf
limestone, Paleolithic, Austria, ca. 28,000-25,000 BCE
Bisons in cave at Altamira
natural pigments, Paleolithic, Spain, ca. 12,000-11,000 BCE
Hall of the Bulls
natural pigments, Paleolithic, Lascaux, France, ca. 15,000-13,000 BCE
sarsen and bluestones, Neolithic, England, ca. 2550-1600 BCE
White Temple at Uruk
mud bricks, Sumerian, Iraq, ca. 3200-3000 BCE
Statuettes of two worshippers
gypsum inlaid with shell and black limestone, Sumerian, Iraq, ca. 2700 BCE
Standard of Ur, from Royal Cemetery at Ur
wood inlaid with shell, lapis lazuli and red limestone, Sumerian, Iraq, ca. 2600 BCE
Cylinder seal, from Royal Cemetery at Ur
lapis lazuli, Sumerian, Iraq, ca. 2600 BCE
Victory Stele of Naram-Sin
pink sandstone, Akkadian, Iraq, 2250-2218 BCE
Lamassu, from the citadel of Sargon II
limestone, Assyrian, Iraq, ca. 720-705 BCE
Assyrian archers pursuing enemies from the Palace of Ashurnasirpal II
ypsum, Assyrian, Iraq, ca. 875-860 BCE
Gates of Ishtar
glazed bricks, Neo-Babylonian, Iraq, 575 BCE