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Art History Exam #1

Identifying Art pieces by supplying the artist/ architect’s name, the title

Art Piece Tomb Stone Description
Ochre processing toolkit (shell), point fragments, bone tools, engraved ochre, shells, and engraved bone, Mesolithic, c. 100,000 – 70,000 BCE—from Blombos Cave, South Africa
Nude Woman (Venus of Willendorf) , Paleolithic, ca. 28,000 – 25,000 BCE—from Willendorf, Austria, limestone, 4 1/4” high (10 cm), Naturhistorisches Museum
Woman holding a bison horn , Paleolithic, ca. 25,000 – 20,000 BCE—from Laussel, France, painted limestone, 1’ 6” high, Musee d’Aquitaine (Bordeaux)
Hall of the Bulls , Paleolithic, ca. 16,000 – 14,000 BCE— from the cave at Lascaux, France, largest bull 11’ 6” long
Rhinoceros, wounded man, and disemboweled bison , Paleolithic, ca. 16,000 – 14,000 BCE—painting in the well of the cave at Lascaux, France, bison 3’ 4 1/2” long
Aurochs, horses, and rhinoceroses , Paleolithic, ca. 30,000 – 28,000 BCE or ca. 15,000 – 13,000 BCE—from the Chauvet Cave, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, France, right rhinoceros 3’ 4” long
Presentation of an offering to Inanna (Warka Vase) , Sumerian, ca. 3200 – 3000 BCE—from Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq, alabaster, 3’ 1/4” high, looted from the Iraq Museum (Baghdad) (recovered)
Female head (Inanna?) Sumerian, 3200 – 3000 BCE—from Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq, alabaster, 3’ 1/4” high, looted from the Iraq Museum (Baghdad) (recovered)
White temple and ziggurat , Sumerian, ca. 3200 – 3000 BCE—Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq, structure made out of mud brick
Statuettes of two worshippers , Sumerian, ca. 2700 BCE—from the Square Temple at Eshnunna (modern Tell Asmar), Iraq, gypsum, shell, and black limestone, man 2’ 4 1/4" high, woman 1’ 11 1/4" high, Iraq Museum (Baghdad)
Standard of Ur Sumerian ca. 2600 – 2400 BCE—from tomb 779, Royal Cemetery, Ur (modern day Tell Muqayyar), Iraq, wood, lapis lazuli, shell, and red limestone, 8” x 1’ 7”, British Museum (London)
Cylinder seal with banquet scene , Sumerian, ca. 2600 – 2400 BCE—from the tomb of Pu-abi (tomb 800), Royal Cemetery, Ur (modern Tell Muqayyar), Iraq, lapis lazuli, 1 7/8” high, 1” diameter, British Museum (London)
Head of an Akkadian ruler , Akkadian, ca. 2250 – 2200 BCE—from Nineveh (modern Kuyunjik), Iraq, copper, 1’ 2 3/8” high, Iraq Museum (Baghdad)
Rossetta Stone , Ptolemaic Period, 196 BCE—found in the Nile Delta at el-Rashid, Egypt, black granite, British Museum (London)
Palette of King Narmer , Egyptian, ca. 3000 – 2920 BCE— from Hierakonpolis, Egypt, slate, 2’ 1” high, Egyptian Museum (Cairo)
Imhotep, Stepped pyramid of Djoser , Egyptian, ca. 2630 – 2611 BCE, Saqqara, Egypt
The Pyramids of Gizeh , Egyptian, ca. 2500 BCE, Gizeh, Egypt—Fourth Dynasty, limestone and granite
Khafre enthroned , Egyptian, ca. 2520 – 2494 BCE, Gizeh, Egypt—Fourth Dynasty, diorite, 5’ 6” high, Egyptian Museum (Cairo)
Menkaure and Khamerernebty (?) , Egyptian, ca. 2490 – 2472 BCE—Gizeh, Egypt, Fourth Dynasty, greywacke, 4’ 6 1/2 “ high, Museum of Fine Arts (Boston)
Seated scribe , Egyptian, ca. 2500 BCE—Saqqara, Egypt, Fourth Dynasty, painted limestone, 1’ 9” high, Louvre (Paris)
Ti watching a hippopotamus hunt , Egyptian, ca. 2450 – 2350—from the mastaba of Ti, Saqqara, Egypt, Fifth Dynasty, painted limestone, 4’ high
Figure of a woman Cycladic, c. 2600 – 2400 BCE—attributed to the Bastis Master, marble, 24 3/4 in. (62.79 cm) tall, Metropolitan Museum of Art (New York)
New Palace at Knossos Minoan, c. 1700 – 1375 BCE, Crete, Greece
Bull-leaping, from the palace at Knossos, Minoan, c. 1450 – 1370 BCE—Crete, Greece, fresco, 2’ 8” high
Harvester Rhyton Minoan, ca. 1650 – 1450 BCE—from Hagia Triada (Crete), Greece, steatite, originally with gold leaf, diameter 5”, Archeological Museum (Herakleion)
Lion Gate Mycenaean, ca. 1300 – 1250 BCE, Mycenae, Greece—limestone
Funerary krater Greek, c. 750 – 735 BCE—Geometric Greek, from the Dipylon cemetery, Athens, Greece, pottery, 3’ 4” tall, Metropolitan Museum of Art (NYC)
Metropolitan Kouros Greek, ca. 600 BCE—Archaic Greek, from Attica, Greece, marble, 6’ tall, Metropolitan Museum of At (NYC)
Kroisos (Anavysos Kouros) Greek, ca. 530 BCE—Archaic Greek, from Anavysos, Greece, marble, 6’ 4” tall, National Archeological Museum (Athens)
Kritios Boy Greek, ca. 480 BCE—Early Classical Greek, from the Acropolis, Athens, Greece, marble, 2’ 10” tall, Acropolis Museum (Athens)
Temple (or Basilica) of Hera I Greek, ca. 550 BCE, Paestum, Italy—Archaic Greek
Temple of Aphaia Greek, ca. 500 – 490 BCE, Aegina, Greece—Archaic Greek
East pediment of the Temple of Zeus at Olympia Greek, ca. 470 – 56 BCE—Early Classical Greek
Ezekias, Achilles and Ajax playing a dice game (detail of an Athenian black-figure amphora) Greek, ca. 540 – 530 BCE—Archaic Greek, from Vulci, Italy, pottery, vessel 2’ high, Musei Vaticani (Rome), black-figure vase painting
Polykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) Greek, ca. 450 – 440 BCE—Classical Greek, Roman marble copy of a Greek bronze original of ca. 450 – 440 BCE, from the palaestra of Pompeii, Italy, marble, 6’ 11” tall, Museo Archeologico Nazionale (Naples)
Iktinos and Kallikrates, Parthenon (Temple of Athena Parthenos) Greek, 447 – 438 BCE, Athens, Greece—Classical Greek, on the Acropolis
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