Religious and symbolic imagery, decorations for utilitarian objects, mythological stories. One influential work was the Code of Hammurabi 1792 B.C.(around) This work was from ancient Mesopotamia, it was the piece bears a Babylonian set of laws carved in stone, adorned by an image of King Hammurabi. Art in this era was produced by advanced civilizations, Mesopotamia, Egypt, Greece, and the Americas. The point of this art was to tell stores, display religious and symbolic imagery, and demonstrate social status, works depicted stories of rulers, gods, goddesses.