SANDRA J. SHAW STUDIO

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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 3: Cognition & Art (cont'd) and
The Arts of Idolatry



IMAGES:
(for individual student reference viewing only)

below: diagram of Grazing Reindeer, Thayngen Cave, Swiss-Rhine region, incised reindeer antler, 5" long, Upper Paleolithic:



below: map of Europe and the Middle East in the Upper Paleolithic period. Notice the Steppes region inhabited by Cro-Magnon stretched from France through the Middle East. The shrunken but rising Mediteranean Sea offered more land for seaside stone age dwellings submerged by the time of the Neolithic period:



below: Neolithic Venus of Cernavoda, Romania, baked clay, 6 1/4" high, c. 5,000 B.C.:



below: Neolithic/Early Cycladic Idol, origin: Cycladic Islands, found: Malta, stone, c. 3,000-2,000 B.C.:



below: Neolithic/Bronze Age Idol, "Earth Mother," Amlash culture, Persia, clay, c. 2,000-1,000 B.C.:



below: Neolithic/Bronze Age Idol, "Earth Mother," Al-Ubaid period, Sumer (S. Iraq), found at Ur, clay,
c. 4,000-3,000 B.C.:



below: Neolithic/Bronze Age Idol, "Earth Mother," Asterabad, Persia (modern Gurgan, Iran), clay,
c. 3,000-1,500 B.C.: