Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, Hittite, Assyrian, Persian
Limestone, reproductive organs emphasized. Fertility symbol.
All throughout Ancient near eastern time period. used to seal documents.
Limestone, Alabaster, gypsum. Different height denoting hierarchal scale. hands in prayer gesture. Eyes in awe. Figures represnted mortals.
panel inlayed with shells. limestone. 2 sides: war side and peace side. early ex historical narrative.
Wood with gold inlay. Location: phili. animals take human characteristics.
Diorite. Louvre, Paris.
sense of calm and peacerfulness. expensive stone. Gudea was ruller of Gudea.
Ur, Iraq. mud brick building.whitewashed and tapers down for water wash off. resembles mountain.
Basalt. Louvre. One of earliest law codes. 300 law codes given to Hammurabi from Shamash.
Iraq. made of mud brick. contains ziggurats. high walls protect city from attack.
limestone. human headed guardian figure. winged. 5 legs. ward off enemies. harmony and stability.
Glazed brick, gates protect city.