Mesopotamia means between the rivers it was the site of the world's first civilizations, in the region of the tigris and euphrates rivers. A lamassu (cuneiform: 𒀭𒆗, ankal sumerian: lamma akkadian: lamassu), is a protective deity, often depicted with a bull or lion's body, eagle's wings, and human's head. Read and learn for free about the following article: the sumerians and mesopotamia sumerian art, an introduction white temple and ziggurat, uruk.
Art and architecture more than 4,000 years ago the valleys of the tigris and euphrates rivers began to teem with life--first the sumerian, then the babylonian, assyrian, chaldean, and persian empires. The word mesopotamia comes from greek words meaning land between the rivers the rivers are the tigris and euphrates the first settlers to this region did not speak greek, it was only thousands of years later that the greek-speaking alexander the great, king of macedonia, conquered this land and. Kids learn about the history of the artisans, art, and craftsmen of ancient mesopotamia including pottery, jewelry, stone masons, and more. This is a video made by my students for our museum 2009.
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Sumeria, the city of ur for the his reign marked the beginning of the so-called renaissance of sumerian art and literature at ur ur-nammu and his. Sumerian art text by andré parrot a mentor-unesco art book published by the new american library, new york and toronto by arrangement with unesco. Art of mesopotamia (4500-539 bce): ceramics, statues, reliefs, mosaics, ziggurats: sumer, babylonia, akkad, assyrian empire.
Extracts from this document introduction derek art history paper 2 dr rosenbergggg the sumerian word lama, which is rendered in akkadian as lamassu, refers to a beneficient protective female deity. Restored view of the white temple and ziggurat, uruk (modern warka), iraq, ca 3200-3000 bce the ziggurats erected in mesopotamia were seen as symbols of the city-state and proved the wealth and social stability of the city-states.
Find out more about the history of sumer, including videos, interesting articles, pictures, historical features and more sumerian art and architecture. Religion and religious organization played very important role in both art and architecture in mesopotamia monumental sacral buildings - the temples were the centers of sumerian city-states and were both religious and administrative centers throughout the sumerian period. Works with metal in babylon and mesopotamia metal figurine of babylon art they were able to obtain metal alloys with which they produced tools. Explore allisong smith's board mesopotamian art on pinterest | see more ideas about ancient art, ancient mesopotamia and old art.Download