Because of the materialization of the classical ideal in human taxonomies,
nineteenth—century Western scholars understood sculpture in gen— eral as an
authenticating document of the body. The reception of Sumerian sculpture is ...
Author: Jean M. Evans
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Category: Social Science
This book examines the sculptures created during the Early Dynastic period (2900–2350 BC) of Sumer, a region corresponding to present-day southern Iraq. Featured almost exclusively in temple complexes, some 550 Early Dynastic stone statues of human figures carved in an abstract style have survived. Chronicling the intellectual history of ancient Near Eastern art history and archaeology at the intersection of sculpture and aesthetics, this book argues that the early modern reception of Sumer still influences ideas about these sculptures. Engaging also with the archaeology of the Early Dynastic temple, the book ultimately considers what a stone statue of a human figure has signified, both in modern times and in antiquity.
This adds an important spiritual dimension to Moore's appreciation of the work as
a sculpture in the round . Moore's allegiance to Sumerian sculpture , evident in
his 1935 article , was articulated in preference to later Babylonian and Assyrian ...
For me , Sumerian sculpture ranks with Early Greek , Etruscan , Ancient Mexican ,
Fourth and Twelfth Dynasty Egyptian , and Romanesque and Early Gothic sculpture , as the great sculpture of the world . It shows a richness of feeling for life ...
Thus , from his accounts and considering at least the materials necessary for sculpture , Gudea appears to be very sophisticated in utilizing international
craftsmanship , trade , and source materials for the late third millennium B.C.E. Sumerian ...
Author: Christina A. Salowey
Publisher: Salem PressInc
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Great Lives from History: The Ancient World, Prehistory-476 C.E. covers the lives of important personages from the ancient world.
HENRY MOORE Mexicans , the Sumerians , the Egyptians , and the negroes . “
Primitive art ... makes a straight ... Sumerian sculpture shows a richness of feeling
for life and its wonder and mystery . ” ideal . His interest is not for heroes , or ...
The mouths of these statues are slightly upturned and give life to the face . Sumerian art reached a peak during the time of the famous ruler Gudea . The sculptures made of Gudea and his family were among the greatest achievements
A single fragment of exquisite workmanship , the chin and cheek of a life - size statue in diorite , proves that at Ur under ... stand out from the general run of Sumerian sculpture as illustrating the conscious striving after beauty for its own
It is well - known that these ex - voto objects were offered to a god by the donor in
order to ensure his life and the life of his ... in Old Sumerian times we can find an
example for the donor ' s responsibility for the upkeep of her or his statue ( s ) .
It is characteristic of the inner structure of Sumerian society that even the slaves ,
male or female , had their seals , i.e. ... Quite often a large head sits on a
Lilliputian body ; there was not enough stone to carve whole life - size statues ,
and the ...
conrection between government and religion . erally speaking , Sumerian sculpture consists of Rulers were considered divine and absolute . So reliefs - not sculpture in the round * -which were cial gradations based on wealth were the
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Sumerian Stone sculpture Metal sculpture Cylinder seals 'mosaic of lapis lazuli,
shell, coloured stone, and ... some of them suggesting knowledge of the cire
perdue (lost-wax) process, and copper statues more than half life-size are known
THAT OF A DIGNIFIED RULER WITH SHAVEN HEAD AS BEFITTED A PRIEST "
: AN EXAMPLE OF THE FINEST PERIOD OF SUMERIAN SCULPTURE . 6 . THE
HE masterpiece of Sumerian art here illustrated - a fragment of a life - size ...
Author: University of Pennsylvania. University MuseumPublish On: 1937
One is a Gudea turbaned head , of that classical period of 2400 B . C . so richly
represented in the life size statues of the Louvre Museum . The other is an older
type of Sumerian sculpture , with inlaid eyes and incised eyebrows in a bald
Author: University of Pennsylvania. University Museum
40 , 47 , 48 , 52 , 54 and 55 ) , but the only sculpture which approaches the style
of the life drawings is the lead Seated Figure of 1930 ( L . H ... 29 Mention is
rarely made of the possible influence of Sumerian sculpture on Moore ' s early
Instead of the disembodied , almost aethereal no one has ever understood
genius . figures on Egyptian bas - reliefs , the Sumerian statues are Washington
was not one of the great generals of military emphatically conceived as lumps of