The Calatagan Ritual Pot is an artifact dating to prehistory. It’s considered as “earthenware”, meaning that the materials used to make the pot are organic (like clay). It has inscriptions on its shoulder (near the mouth of the pot), and is one of the only artifacts with that kind of ancient writing, which is why the National Museum considers it as a National Cultural Treasure.
Terracotta calyx-krater (mixing bowl) is a vase attributed to the Konnakis Group. The vase dates back to the late classical period between 350-325 BC. The item was made from fired clay and was painted. It is attributed to the southern Italy vase painters. Painted on this vase is a picture of a comical character performing a scene from a play that was famous in southern Italy during that period called phlyax.
The first object that I found interesting during my visit at the Brooklyn museum was the Finger ring which was made by the Sumerians around 2600 to 2500 B.C.E. They were two rings that were gold in color with many ridges. Sumer, as I have learned in my class was the oldest civilization known to mankind which also developed the first writing system, Cuneiform which was wedge writing and developed around 3500 B.C.E. They also discovered the calendar as well as agriculture. The Sumerians also had a religion and worshiped many gods such as AN, KI, UTU and NINHURSUG.
Torso of a queen in the guise of Isis, is a statue that is from the Ptolemaic period. She is an example of idealism. She represents beauty and womanliness in the Ancient Egyptian culture. This piece is a statue of a woman’s torso covered by a thin drapery. This piece is currently being shown at the Seattle Art Museum.
The exhibit and museum, which I am going to critique, is the Art of the Americas exhibition at the De Young Museum in San Francisco, CA. I chose this museum and exhibition for two reasons. One, it was a free Tuesday at the de Young and I had the morning available, and two, I have long had an interest in the previous cultures of America. The Art of the Americas collection displays various art collections throughout the America’s from the ancient past to current events. I t delves into cultures and civilizations which were present in the Western Hemisphere before the Spanish Conquest and attempts to describe the lifestyles, art, and tools of these people.
These are the words said by Mr. Hundert in his western civilization class about Shutruk Nahhunte, King of Anšan and Susa. In my eyes, I can see that the forgotten king, Shutruk Nahhunte is someone Mr. Hundert wouldn't like to be and he's worried about the possibility that Sedgewick Bell would resemble him. The minute Sedgewick Bell chose to resemble his dad, he was so disconsolate. Mr. Hundert saw what sort of a man his dad is. His dad is a man who doesn’t care about anybody around him.
The subject of the Monumental Figure is that he is portrayed as the Storm God, also knows as Maya deity Chahk. He was the personification of rain, storms and lightning in Mayan time. The sculpture was probably part of a royal court building, looking down and gazed on the people who entered. The warlike Ckahk sculpture represents the Late and Terminal Classic period. The scale and his stiff stature and other elements such as his attire indicate that it is from the Puuc hills of Yucatan and
Stone Relief with Dragon Design The piece that I have chosen to write about in this paper is the Stone Relied with Dragon. This piece is from the 14th-15th century in China. It is thought to have been created during the Ming Dynasty, but further research suggests that it may have been built earlier, during the Tang dynasty ("Relief with Design”) This piece was made out of marble and is 50 ½ x 90 x 2 ½ inches.
In the Akkadian culture, art was held in high regard, particularly imperial art depicting the Akkadian Dynasty. A stele is a vertical stone monument or marker often inscribed with text or relief carving. Steles help to understand better the values, attitudes, and beliefs of the people living during the time of its creation.
For many years, the ancient Mayan city of Uxmal has been a large place of mystery and darkness. Within the last 85 years, people have begun to uncover the ruins of Uxmal. Uxmal is the largest city on the entire Yucatan Peninsula. The buildings are quite the same. Uxmal consists of many different buildings and architecture.