Ancient Near Eastern Art

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Ancient Near Eastern Art

3500 BC - 641 CE

Sumerian Art

3500 BCE - 2340 BCE

Tell Asmar Statues, 2700 BCE, limestone, alabaster, gypsum
Standard of Ur, 2600 BCE, panel inlaid w/shell, limestone, etc

Lyre, 2600 BCE, wood w/inlay of gold, shell, lapis lazuli
Ziggurat, 2100 BCE, Ur, Iraq
Gudea, 2100 BCE, dolerite

Akkadian Art

2340 BCE - 2180 BCE

Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, 2200 BCE, sandstone

Babylonian

1792 BCE - 1750 BCE

Stele of Hammurabi, 1780 BCE, basalt
Ishtar Gate, 575 BCE, glazed brick

Hittite Art

1600 BC - 1200 BC

Lion Gate, 1400 BCE, Turkey

Assyrian Art

1000 BCE - 612 BCE

Palace of Sargon II, 720-705 BCE, Iraq
Lamassu, 700 BCE, limestone

Persian Art

559 BC - 331 BCE

Persepolis, c. 500 BCE, Iran
Palace of Shapur I, 250 BCE, Iraq