Art 101: Prehistoric through Medieval Art
Spring 2003

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Date Due: February 24, 2003

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Worksheet #6
Chapter 3: Ancient Near Eastern Art

Compare the Sumerian statues from the Abu Temple with the Egyptian statue, Menkuare and his Wife, Queen Khamerernebty. What is each civilization's general sense of form? Does the Egyptian canon appear different or similar to the Sumerian canon? Discuss the differences and similarities.
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Compare the Victory Stele of Naram Sin with the stele depicting the Code of Hammurabi. Consider the type of stone used, the compositional format, relative size of figures, and treatment of divine figures or sacred ground. How do these images reinforce the authority of the leaders who are depicted?
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Contrast The Head of an Akkadian Ruler with the Statue of Gudea. Consider the materials used, and the purpose of the image. Discuss the issue of idealization vs. naturalism, anatomical proportions, and size. Is an image more impressive if the subject depicts himself as the representative or agent of a divinity?
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