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    Standing male worshipper, 2750–2600 B.C.; Early Dynastic period II; Sumerian style

    Assyrian female head with rosette diadems. Found in Nimrud. At the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York.

    Sumerian The Standard of Ur war and peace scenes wood box inlaid with shell 3000 BCE

    Figura sumeria de cobre de una deidad, Uruk IV 3300-3100 A.C. Museo Metropolitano

    (C. 2600-2350, Mesopotamia) Bull’s head ornament for a lyre made of bronze with shell and lapis lazuli. From Ur’s Early Dynastic III Era. [Metropolitan Museum of Art, NYC, NY]

    Openwork plaque with ram-headed sphinx Neo-Assyrian,ca 9th-8th cent.BC Mesopotamia-Nimrud ivory Metropolitan

    Winged human-headed bull (Lamassu) Neo-Assyrian Period, reign of Sargon II (721-705 BC) Khorsabad, ancient Dur Sharrukin, Assyria, Iraq

    Three female figures [Mycenaean] (35.11.16-.18) | Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History | The Metropolitan Museum of Art

    Famous relief from the Old Babylonian period (now in the British museum) called the “Burney relief” or “Queen of the Night relief”. The depicted figure could be an aspect of the goddess Ishtar, Mesopotamian goddess of sexual love and war. However, her bird-feet and accompanying owls have suggested to some a connection with Lilitu (called Lilith in the Bible), though seemingly not the usual demonic Lilitu. 19th C. BC - 18th C. BC

    Sumerians were skirts that could be made of feathers, leaves, sheep skin... called kanaukes. The kanaukes also had a tail, and sometimes fringe in the bottom. The sumerians also cared about beard and hair styling.

    Sumerian Ruins

    Bearded Bull’s Head Sumerian 2600-2450 BC

    Bronze female figure Cretan, Late Minoan 1600-1450 BCE., MET.

    Ritual figure, 4th century b.c.–early Ptolemaic Period (380–246 b.c.) Egyptian Wood, formerly clad in lead sheet

    Law code of Hammurabi, basalt, Babylon, 1792-1750 BCE. Carved in Babylonian, depicts Hammurabi with ring and staff depicting kingship. Erected in Babylon, discovered in Susa where it had been removed as war booty. Stele also represents longest surviving text from Old Babylonian period.

    Ram in the Thicket (or Ram Caught in a Thicket) (Mesopotamian, ca. 2650-2550 B.C.). Found in the "Great Death Pit" at Ur. Gold, silver, lapis lazuli, copper, shell, red limestone and bitumen

    Figure of a Cynocephalus Ape 664–380 B.C. Egypt, Memphite region, Memphis (Mit Rahina)

    Etruscan statues

    The Stele of Hammurabi. The first known legal code. Civic art, if you will.