SANDRA J. SHAW STUDIO

Lectures


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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 4: The Arts of Idolatry versus
The Arts of Hero-Worship


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IMAGES:
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below: Woman from Hluboké Masuvky, Moravia, Czech Republic, clay, 13" h, c. 3,000 B.C.
(Vildomec Collection, Brno, Czech Republic):



below: Blau Monument tablet, S Iraq, incised shale, size N/A, c. 3,100 B.C. (British Museum, London):



below: Shrine votive, Karphi, Crete, clay, c. 2' h, c. 1,000 B.C. (Heraklion Museum):



below: Skirted Adorer, Sumer, alabaster, size N/A, c. 3,000-2,500 B.C. (University Museum, Philadelphia):



below: Skirted Adorers, Abu Temple at Tell Asmar, Iraq, gypsum / marble, c. 12-30" h, c. 2,750-2,500 B.C. (The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago):



below: Skirted Adorers, Abu Temple at Tell Asmar, Iraq, gypsum / marble, c. 12-30" h, c. 2,750-2,500 B.C. (The Oriental Institute, University of Chicago):



below: Graphic reconstruction of Ziggurat of King Urnammu, Ur, mud-brick, bottom story 50' h, c. 2,500 B.C.:



below: Model of cylinder seal on tablet:



below: Illustration of cylinder seal, 1" h:



below: Cylinder seal and impression, green jasper, 1.75" h, c. 3,300 B.C. (Louvre, Paris):



below: Gilgamesh Motif cylinder seal impression, Akkadian period, c. 2,500-2,350 B.C.
(British Museum, London):




below: Gilgamesh Motif cylinder seal impression, Akkadian period, c. 2,400 B.C.
(Walters Art Gallery, Baltimore):




below: Lapith and Centaur, marble metope, Parthenon, Athens, 5th century B.C. (British Museum, London):