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AR310 Grantham University Chap 3 Ancient Art Tombs and Treasures Paper

AR310

Grantham University

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Ancient Art: Tombs and Treasures

Choose two examples of sculpture from Chapter 2 Ancient Near East and two examples of sculpture from Chapter 3 Ancient Egypt. Identify each including title, date, civilization, and stylistic period (i.e. Old Kingdom), and include an image or hyperlink of each work.

In 1000 words, compare and contrast the style and purpose of the sculptures. Place each work within a cultural context. Discuss religion, political and social hierarchy. Discuss the function of the works and their media and technique (i.e. carving from sandstone). Utilize APA formatting and citations.

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Running head: ANALYSIS OF THE ANCIENT ART

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UNDERSTANDING ANCIENT ART

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INSTITUTION AFFILIATION

ANCIENT ART

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Ancient Art

Chapter 2
Votive statue of Gudea

ANCIENT ART

From: https://www.metmuseum.org/art/collection/search/329072

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ANCIENT ART

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It was a statue developed during the Neo-Sumerian period.
Date: ca. 2090 BC
Civilization: Neo-Sumerian
Media: Diorite
Classification: Stone-Sculpture-Inscribed
The sculpture belongs to the diorite series that were developed by Gudea, who had a sole vision
of refocusing his energies to rebuild the temples of Lagash, which were great, and also to
integrate his vision and energy into these buildings. In the sculpture, the Gudea is brought out in
a sitting posture that was expected of a ruler while addressing his subjects. The seated pose is
one that reflects the tradition of the culture in which the people used the pose for prayer and
greetings. It needs to be said that unlike the period before, the Akkadian period which was
mainly depicted by its changing dynamism of nature, the Neo-Sumerian culture was mainly
characterized by quiet serenity and religious reservations.
If one would try and seek and have a purpose for the statue, one would have to understand that
Gudea, like other ancient rulers was an epitome of religion, and he regarded himself as a just
ruler. He was seen as a person ...

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