Memi And Sabu Statue Analysis

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The Statue of Gudea is one of royalty and the The Royal Acquaintances Memi and Sabu are of nonroyal status. These two statues were created out of two different types of material and were created approximately 400 years apart.
The Statue of Gudea is a part of a series of statues that were commissioned by Gudea himself. The statues were placed in each of the temples that he rebuilt. This statue is dark and serious. The statue is carved from Diorite; an intrusive igneous rock composed principally of the silicate minerals plagioclase feldspar, biotite, hornblende, and/or pyroxene.
The Statue of Gudea has a smooth shiny finish to it. The detail carved into the statue shows this figure to be one of wealth and status. The shape of the hat and the robe on the legs right down to the toes.
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Limestone is a sedimentary rock, composed mainly of skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral, forams and molluscs. Its major materials are the minerals calcite and aragonite, which are different crystal forms of calcium carbonate (CaCO3).
The material in this statue is light in color and does not give off a smooth shiny finish like the Statue of Gudea. The detail carved into this statue is easy to make and shows me two people that are of average status but
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