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ART HISTORY I
LECTURE 5: Mesopotamian Art:
Akkadian through Assyrian


IMAGES:
(for individual student reference viewing only)

below: Akkadian ruler, Nineveh (Kuyunjik), Iraq, bronze, 12" h, c. 2,300-2,200 B.C.
(The Iraq Museum, Baghdad):



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: Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Iraq, stone, size 6'6", c. 2,300-2,200 B.C. (Louvre, Paris):



below: Detail of Victory Stele of Naram-Sin:



below: Gudea statue, diorite, size N/A, Neo-Sumerian, c. 2,100 B.C. (Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York):



below: Relief portion of Stele of Hammurabi, diorite, 28" h, Babylonian, c. 1,760 B.C. (Louvre, Paris):



below: Statue of King Assurnasirpal (Ashurnasirpal) II, Iraq, alabaster, 43" h, Assyrian, c. 850 B.C.
(British Museum, London):



below: Lamassu, from Sargon II's citadel at Dur Sharrukin (Khorsabad), Iraq, alabaster, c. 14' h, Assyrian,
8th century B.C. (Louvre, Paris):



below: Gate of Sargon II's citadel excavation, Khorsabad:



below: Studying the Louvre lamassu collection, Paris, December, 2004:



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