Mesopotamia and Persia Art
Mesopotamia and Persia Art AAH 1010
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Mesopotamia and Persia Mesopotamia and Persia ● Sumerian 35002332 BC Akkadian 23322150 BC NeoSumerian 21502000 BC Babylonian 18001600 BC Assyrian 900612 BC Achaemenid 538330 BC Writing ● Writing first appears in sumerian times and was called cuneiform. ● It was written on clay or stone tablets and was the first form of writing that used letters and not drawings or symbols Architecture in Sumeria ● Ziggurats were made in this time. They were temples to worship the gods and sometimes were dedicated ● White temple was a popular ziggurat made in the sumerian time. ● These monumental structures required human labor to create its massive design. ● Temples were considered as a “waiting room” for people to wait for the gods and many parts were only for higher up people in the culture. Artwork ● Votive offerings were made to present offerings to the gods. ● Registers are bands of material. In the piece “Presentation of offerings to Inanna”, the registers show the hierarchy of scale. The top pictures show the most important figures, then the next most important figures, then down from there including some possessions of the god the people are offering to (in this specific votive, it is Inanna’s animals). The hierarchy of scale is shown in this votive offering as the societal hierarchy goes down as the pictures go down. ● Artwork is based on the gods: many pieces of art are of gods or offerings to gods. ● New materials are used, including c asting. Casting is making sculptures out of metal. Head of an Akkadian ruler, from Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik), Iraq, ca. 2250–2200 BCE. Copper, 1’ 2 3/8” high. Iraq Museum, Baghdad.This sculpture is casted with copper, one of the earliest. Steles ● Stone tablets can tell a story as in this example: Battle scenes, fragment of the victory stele of Eannatum (Stele of the Vultures), from Girsu (modern Telloh), Syria, ca. 2600–2500 BCE. Limestone, full stele approx. 5’ 11” high. Louvre, Paris. This tablet shows the victor of the battles and some war scenes. ● Victory stele of NaramSin, from Susa, Iran, 2254–2218 BCE. Pink sandstone, 6’ 7” high. Louvre, Paris. ○ This shows the king as being like a god. The soldiers are like servants to the king as opposed to other sculptures. Hammurabi’s Code of Laws ● Some topics in the codes are the Administration of Justice, Property Irrigation, Loans and Interest, Regulation of Trade, Debt Slavery, Marriage and the Family, Adoption, Personal Injury and Manslaughter, Physician’s Fees and Malpractice, Building Regulations,and Wage Regulations
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