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Mesopotamian Arts

Ziggurat of Ur
2100 BCE
Gilgamesh
Sumerian
100+ ft. tall
mud bricks
210 ft x 150 ft. base

Ziggurat of Ur

Sumerian

mud bricks

*White Temple and its Ziggurat plan
3500 BCE
Mesopotamian
Sumerian

mudbrick
Uruk

*White Temple and ziggurat remains
3500 BCE
Mesopotamian
Sumerian

mudbricks
Uruk

Gate of Ishtar
600 BCE

Neo - Babylonian

painted mud bricks

Gate of Ishtar
600 BCE
Nebuchadnezzar
Neo - Babylonian

painted mud bricks
now in the Berlin Museum

Gilgamesh fighting the Lion
2500 BCE

Mesopotamian
Sumerian
cylinder seal

Cylinder Seal


Mesopotamian
Babylonian / Assyrian
carved stones

*Standard of Ur (front & back)
2600 BCE
fr Royal Tombs of Ur
Mesopotamian
Sumerian
wood, inland shell,
limestone, lapis lazuli

*Standard of Ur--detail
2600 BCE

Mesopotamian
Sumerian
painted wood, shell
limestone, lapis lazuli

Sumerian Lyre
2600 BCE

Mesopotamian
Sumerian
Gold and Wood

Sumerian Lyre
2500 BCE

Mesopotamian
Sumerian
wood with gold

Gudea
2125-2110 BCE

Mesopotamian
Sumerian
carved stones

*Votive Statues from the Square Temple
2800 - 2300 BCE
Sumerian Prayer Statues
Mesopotamian
Sumerian
gypsum inlaid w/shell/limesto
Tell Asmar (Eshnunna), Iraq

*Votive Figures from the Square Temple
2800 BCE
Mesopotamian
Sumerian prayer statues
12 inches
gypsum inlaid w/shell/limesto
Tell Asmar (Eshnunna), Iraq

Sargon I ~ War Mask
2350 BCE

Mesopotamian
Akkadian
Bronze

*Stele of Hammurabi
1792 - 1750 BCE

Mesopotamian
Babylonian
Basalt
7 - 8 ft tall

Sargon II's Citadel
730-705 BCE
Sargon II
Assyrian

painted mud bricks

*Lamassu
720 BCE

Assyrian
12 ft tall guardian figures
stone carving
Sargon II Citadel

Assyrian Warrior


Mesopotamian
Assyrian
relief carving

Palace of Nimrod
late 7th century BCE


Assyrian


Darius I
521 - 486 BCE

Persian

painted relief carving

*Palace of Persepolis
515 BCE
Darius I / Xerxes
Persian
Apadana and Stairway

in Iran

*Apadana and Stairway @ Persepolis

Palace of Persepolis
Persian
for Darius and Xerxes
painted limestone

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