By Kim Benzel, Sarah Graff, Yelena Rakic, Edith Watts
Many positive aspects of civilization originated within the lands we name the traditional close to East, an unlimited and sundry sector from Turkey to Iran and from the Caucasus to the Arabian Peninsula. This crucial consultant for K-12 educators introduces the range and variety of paintings produced through the wealthy cultures that flourished during this sector in the course of an both big period of time, from approximately 8,000 B.C. to approximately 650 A.D. This absolutely illustrated booklet presents the cultural, archaeological, and old contexts for a variety of thirty artworks within the Metropolitan Museum's assortment, comparable to enormous reliefs, silver and gold vessels, cuneiform pills, and cylinder seals. Curriculum connections, lesson plans, lecture room actions, maps, bibliographies, and a word list offer a entire set of instruments to steer lecture room or gallery reports
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Compare with images 17, 25, and 27, which were all used as vessels. In contrast, this bull holds a vessel but had a different function. Compare the integration of animal and vessel forms in all of these. (shown actual size) 4 Proto-Cuneiform Tablet with Seal Impressions Jemdet Nasr period, ca. c. Mesopotamia Clay; H. 2 1 / * in. 5 cm); W. 2 3 / * in. (6 cm); thickness 1 5 / * in. 1) Of the many legacies left by the ancient civilizations of southern questions Mesopotamia, the invention of writing is paramount.
Mesopotamia Clay; H. 2 1 / * in. 5 cm); W. 2 3 / * in. (6 cm); thickness 1 5 / * in. 1) Of the many legacies left by the ancient civilizations of southern questions Mesopotamia, the invention of writing is paramount. , written language developed in the region, first which this tablet was marked? as pictographs and then evolving into abstract forms called cuneiform. What did the scribe use to write The pictographs, like the ones on this tablet, are called proto-cuneiform these early pictographs in the clay and were drawn in the clay with a pointed implement.
Images of Lamashtu were thought to drive her away and protect the vulnerable, such as the sick man mentioned in the inscription on this amulet. c. Obsidian; 2 1/$ × 1 7/* in. 7 cm). The Metropolitan Museum of Art, Purchase, James N. 348) religion, magic, and medicine In the ancient Near East religion, magic, and medicine were not clearly differentiated from one another. Diseases were often attributed to the work of deities or demons acting on behalf of deities, Image 2 as punishment for sins. Priests, magicians, shamans, and physicians all appealed to supernatural beings to affect the health of their patients.