Heilbrunn Timeline of Art History
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Inlaid Plaques from Ur
These 2 plaques were inlaid with shell, lapiz lazuli, mother-of-pearl, and limestone red stone. Excavated by Sir Henry...
Inlaid Shell Goats from Ur
This is part of shell inlay depicting two standing goats, rearing up a tree. This piece possibly was part of a fitting...
King Nabonidus Clay Cylinder from Ur
This clay document tells us how Nabonidus (the last king of Babylon) built and reconstructed the temple of Sin, the moon...
This clay plaque depicts the goddess Lama. Her hands are raised in meditation. People prayed to Lama for their personal protection...
Life In Mesopotamia
Ancient Mesopotamia is considered the cradle of civilization because the Mesopotamians developed many things that we...
Literature (from the Latin Littera meaning 'letters’ and referring to an acquaintance with the written word...
Man & Woman Plaque, Ur
In this clay plaque, an affectionate couple is depicted (domestic scene?). The man and the woman are looking at and holding...
Map of Sumer
The area which formed Sumer started at the Persian Gulf and reached north to the 'neck' of Mesopotamia where the two rivers...
Map of Sumer and Elam
Map with the locations of the main cities of Sumer and Elam.