AH 110 Week 5, Wednesday Class
AH 110 Week 5, Wednesday Class AH 110
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This 3 page Class Notes was uploaded by Peter Rattin on Wednesday September 21, 2016. The Class Notes belongs to AH 110 at University of Illinois at Chicago taught by Omur Harmansah in Fall 2016. Since its upload, it has received 3 views. For similar materials see World History of Art and the Built Environment in Art History at University of Illinois at Chicago.
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AH 110 Week 5, Wednesday Class Wednesday, September 21, 2016 12:02 PM Midterm is next week on Friday -50 minute midterm, 8 minutes for each comparison, must identify what each object is and then do comparisons -3 image comparisons -Identify the time period and it’s a plus for the dates -Akkadian Stele of Naram Sin: -2254-2218 -3 Points on this piece -The sexualized and divine body of the ruler -Registers (dividing linear lines) as a convention are abandon while the entire scene is integrated into a mountain landscape, ex. The trees are accurate representation of the trees that would be found in this area. (the effect of the real) -Stele's iconography shares a visual language with rock reliefs in the Zagros Mountains, they found images that were carved on rock formations all over the place, he is always stepping on someone and holding a bow and arrow, this pose serves as a visual idiom, when you see this position you know the person was a ruler, and not all of these drawings were Akkadian so they had similar visual language used by two different sides The stele was carried off to Iran by Elamites in the Late Bronze Age (1000 years later) as a sort of war booty and reinscribed it and it says I found this basically. This is the first monument with a ruler with a horned hat which says that he is announcing himself as god and it was quite controversial and was the reason his eyes were gauged out on his statue -Comparison of Stele of Naram Sin and Stele of vultures-have two different ideas of kingship -This emergence of civilization and writing in Mesopotamia is happening at the same time as Egypt's was.\ -Northern Egypt was called Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt of Southern. -The civilization is built around the Nile River kingship -This emergence of civilization and writing in Mesopotamia is happening at the same time as Egypt's was.\ -Northern Egypt was called Lower Egypt and Upper Egypt of Southern. -The civilization is built around the Nile River -Nile River goes through 11 countries, 4000 miles long, this river floods a lot -Calendar was created for the river -Akhet (Season of Inundation (really high, no agriculture)): July to October -Peret (Season of Emergence, Growth): Early January to Early May -Shemu (Season of Low Water, Harvest): Early May onwards to July/September -The Nile river brings silt great for planting and for agriculture -After 1960 Egyptian government build an enormous dam on the Nile called the Aswan Dam -Goal was control the flooding, generate electricity, irrigation Gebel el Arak Knife 3300-3200 BC (Naqada II), Louvre Museum -Believed to be found in upper Egypt -28 cm long, ivory handle, and a flint blade, has two different sides of carvings on the handle, One side is a guy fighting lions (same guy from Uruk), believed to have a hunt scene going on, and the other side is guys hitting each other and on the bottom there is a sea battle going on -Possible reasons why they would have the same person in both Mesopotamia and Egypt Invasion of Sumerians?, cultural influence?, shared culture (hybridization)? Hierakonpolis, the first city in Egypt, War painting and has people going down the Nile, There is absence of register lines, and there is a registration of landscape Naqada(city in Egypt) II House reconstruction, Hierakonpolis Nekhen/Hierakonpolis "city of hawks" was in Upper Egypt, city of the falcon god Horus god of sky and kingship, -Had a very sophisticated cemetery -The found a fascinating set of tombs with a set of fences, 36 individuals between ages of 8 and 35, 46 animals 1 elephant, 2 large goats, several baboons, 27 dogs and more, they all died right around the same time -Ceremonial Center was the religious ground in Egypt -has a raised platform with a sacred enclosure on top of it between ages of 8 and 35, 46 animals 1 elephant, 2 large goats, several baboons, 27 dogs and more, they all died right around the same time -Ceremonial Center was the religious ground in Egypt -has a raised platform with a sacred enclosure on top of it