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Lecture 27

ARHI 2300 Lecture Notes - Lecture 27: Lapis Lazuli, Fertile Crescent, Wooden Box


Department
Art History
Course Code
ARHI 2300
Professor
Hatidza
Lecture
27

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lesson 27
Bull Leapers
Fresco
Bull
Popular subject in Minoan art (Minotaur)
Energetic and powerful figure
Three acrobats jumping over bull
Athletic culture that enjoyed spectacles
Gender indicated through skin color
Mesopotamia: Cradle of Civilization
The land beteen the riers
Tigres and Euphrates
Fertile Crescent
Cradle of Ciilization
Early urban centers
Frequent battles for control over region
Polytheistic
Standard of UR
Wooden box with inlaid shell, lapis lazuli, and red limestone
Discovered in Royal Cemetery of Ur
War side
Top register: ruler in center receiving prisoners
Middle register: soldiers marching and shaming enemies
Bottom register: battle
Head of Akkadian Ruler
Likely a portrait of King Naram-“in, “argon’s grandson
Bronze
Life-sized
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