Western Art Through the middle ages
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Western Art Through the middle ages
Wall painting with horses, rhinoceroses, and aurochs, Chauvet Cave, Vallon-Pont-d’Arc, Ardèche Gorge, France, c. 30,000-28,000 BCE, paint on limestone
Woman from Willendorf, Austria, c. 24,000 BCE, limestone (fig. 1-4).
Woman from Brassempouy, Grotte du Pape, Brassempouy, Landes, France, c. 30,000 BCE, ivory (fig. 1-6
Spotted horses and human hands, Pech-Merle Cave, Dordogne, France, horses c. 25,000 BCE, hands c. 15,000 BCE, paint on limestone (fig. 1-7)
Hall of bulls, Lascaux Cave, Dordogne, France, c. 15,000 BCE, paint on limestone (fig. 1-8)
Bird-headed man with bison, Shaft scene in Lascaux Cave, c. 15,000 BCE, paint on limestone (fig. 1-9)
Bison, Le Tuc d’Audoubert, France, c. 13,000 BCE, unbaked clay (fig. 1-11)
People and animals, detail of rock-shelter painting, Cogul, Lérida, Spain, c. 4000-2000 BCE (fig. 1-13)
House interior, Skara Brae, Orkney Islands, Scotland, c. 3100-2600 BCE (fig. 1-15)
Stonehenge, Salisbury Plain, Wiltshire England, c. 2750-1500 BCE
Horse and sun chariot, Trundholm, Denmark, c. 1800-1600 BCE, bronze (fig. 1-20)
Votive figures, The Square Temple, Eshnunna (present-day Tell Asmar, Iraq), c. 2900-2600 BCE, limestone, alabaster and gypsum (fig. 2-8), Sumerian.
Nanna Ziggurat, Ur (present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq), c. 2100-2050 BCE (fig. 2-9), Sumerian.
Front panel, The sound box of the Great Lyre, Ur (present-day Muqaiyir, Iraq), wood with shell inlaid in bitumen (fig. 2-11), Sumerian.
Stele of Naram-Sin, Sippar, found at Susa, c. 2200-2184 BCE, limestone (fig. 2-14), Akkadian.
Votive Statue of Gudea, Girsu (present-day Telloh, Iraq), c. 2090 BCE, diorite (fig. 2-15), Sumerian.
Stele of Hammurabi, Susa (present-day Shush, Iran), c. 1792-1750 BCE, diorite (p. 38), Babylonian.
Lamassu (Human-headed winged lion), colossal gateway figure, the palace of Assurnasirpal II, Mesopotamia, Assyria, Kalhu (present-day Nimrud, Iraq), 883-859 BCE (fig. 2-1), Assyrian.
Assurnasirpal II Killing Lions, Palace complex of Assurnasirpal II, Kalhu (present-day Nimrud, Iraq), c. 850 BCE, alabaster (fig. 2-17), Assyrian.
Reconstruction drawing of the citadel and palace complex of Sargon II, Dur Sharrukin (present-day Khorsabad, Iraq), c. 721-706 BC (fig. 2-18), Assyrian.
Ishtar Gate and Throne Room Wall, reconstructed in a Berlin museum, originally from Babylon (present-day Iraq), c. 575 BCE, glazed brick (fig. 2-21), Neo-Babylonian.
Aerial view of the ceremonial complex, Persepolis, Iran, 518-c. 460 BCE (fig. 2-22), Persian.
Darius and Xerxes Receiving Tribute, detail of a relief from the stairway leading to the Apadana (ceremonial complex), Persepolis, Iran, 491-486 BCE, limestone (fig. 2-24), Persian.
The Narmer Palette, c. 2950-2775 BCE, green schist (fig. 3-2), Early Dynastic period.
Funerary complex of Djoser, designed by Ihmhotep, c. 2630-2575 BCE, Saqqara, limestone (fig. 3-5), Third Dynasty.
Great pyramids at Giza, c. 2575-2450 BCE, granite and limestone (fig. 3-6), Old Kingdom.
Khafre, discovered inside the Valley Temple of Khafre at Giza, c. 2520-2494 BCE, anorthosite gneiss (fig. 3-9), Old Kingdom.
Menkaure and a Queen, c. 2490 BCE, greywacke with traces of red and black paint, fig. 3-11), Old Kingdom.
Seated Scribe, c. 2450-2325 BCE, painted limestone with inlaid eyes of rock crystal, calcite, and magnesite mounted in copper (fig. 3-13), Old Kingdom.
Ti Watching a Hippopotamus Hunt from the Tomb of Ti, Saqqara, c. 2450-2325 BCE, painted limestone relief (fig. 3-14), Old Kingdom.
Pectoral of Senusret II, c. 1938-1755 BCE, gold and semi-precious stones (fig. 3-17), Middle Kingdom.
Ruins of the Great Temple of Amun at Karnak, c. 1579-1075 BCE (fig. 3-22), New Kingdom.
Funerary temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri, c. 1473-1458 BCE (fig. 3-27), New Kingdom.
Akhenaten and His Family, c. 1353-1336 BCE, painted limestone relief (fig. 3-30), Amarna Period of the New Kingdom.
Funerary Mask of Tutankhamun, c. 1327 BCE, gold inlaid with glass and semiprecious stones (fig. 3-1), New Kingdom.
Judgment of Hunefer Before Osiris, illustration from a Book of the Dead, c. 1285 BCE, painted papyrus, New Kingdom.
Mummy wrapping of a young boy, c. 100-120 CE, linen wrappings with inserted portrait in encaustic on wood, (fig. 3-36), Late Period.