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Jansen's HoA - CH 2

Ancient Near Eastern Art

Babylonian deed of sale. This deed graphically shows the impressions made by the stylus in the soft clay. c. 1750 BCE 18th century BCE
Ait Ben Haddou Morocco Mud brick kasbahs
Sumerian; Ait Ben Haddou Mud Bricks 4000-2340 BCE
"White Temple" Ziggurat Uruk (Warka), Iraq c. 3500-3000 BCE
Female Head Uruk (Warka), Iraq 3500-3000 BCE Limestone
Votive statues Square Temple, Eshnunna (modern Tell Asmar, Iraq ca. 2900-2600 BCE limestone, alabaster, and gypsum
The Goat in Thicket (Ram and Tree) Great Death Pit in the Royal Cemetery of Ur. Muqaiyir, Iraq 2600 BCE (27th century BCE) wood, gold, and lapis lazuli
Standard of Ur, front and back sides c. 2600 BCE (27th century BCE) wood inlaid with shell, limestone, and lapis lazuli
Bull Lyre tomb of King Abargi, Ur (Muqaiyir), Iraq. c. 2600 BCE wood with gold, lapis lazuli, bitumen, and shell, reassembled in modern wood support
Inlay panel from the soundbox of a harp Ur (Muqaiyir), Iraq. c. 2600 BCE shell and bitumen
Priest-King Feeding Sacred Sheep Mesopotamian cylinder seals c. 3300 BCE Uruk (Warka), Iraq
Bronze head of Sargon Nineveh Sumero-Akkadian c. 2340 -2284 BCE bronze
Stele of Naram-Sin Middle Eastern, Persian c. 2254-2218 BCE
Ziggurat of King Urnammu Ur. Muqaiyir, Iraq c. 2100 BCE
Head of Gudea Lagash (Telloh), Iraq c. 2100 BCE diorite
Seated statue of Gudea holding temple plan Girsu (Telloh), Iraq c. 2100 BCE diorite
Upper part of stele inscribed with the Law Code of Hammurabi c. 1760 BCE diorite
Reconstruction drawing of the citadel of Sargon II. After Charles Altman. Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), Iraq c. 721-705 BCE
Gate of the Citadel of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), Iraq 742-706 BCE
Fugitives Crossing River relief (sculpture) Assyrian c. 883–859 BCE Nimrud (Calah), Iraq
Lion Hunt relief, from of Ashurbanipal. c. 850 BCE
Ishtar Gate Babylon, Iraq c. 575 BCE glazed brick
Hattusas: Lion Gate General view 14th - 13th C. B.C Bogazköy (Turkey)
Ivory plaque depicting a winged sphinx. Phoenician. Found at Fort Shalmaneser, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu), northern Iraq c.900-700 BCE
Temple of Solomon; reconstruction Hebrew c. 457–450 BCE Jerusalem, Israel
Painted beaker, from Susa. c. 5000-4000 BCE Portrays a ram.
Palace of Darius and Xerxes Persian 518–460 BCE Persepolis, Iran
Rhyton with Lion's Body Achaemenid Persian metalwork 500-450 BCE gold
Audience Hall of Darius and Xerxes Persepolis, Iran c. 500 BCE
Bull capital Persepolis, Iran c. 500 BCE
Darius and Xerxes Giving Audience Persian relief (limestone) c. 490 BCE
Shapur I Triumphing over the Roman Emperors Philip the Arab and Valerian, Naksh-I-Rustam (near Persepolis), Iran 260-272
Palace of Shapur I Ctesiphon, Iraq 242-272
Plate with king hunting rams Iran Sasanian period A.D. 5th-6th century Silver, mercury gilding, niello inlay
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