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Apollo 11 stones
Date:c.25,500-25,300 B.C.E.
Medium: Charcoal on stone
Contained some of the oldest pieces of mobile art ever discovered in South Africa.
Great Hall of the Bulls
Culture:Lascaux, France. Paleolithic Europe.
Date: 15,000-13,000 B.C.E.
Medium: Rock painting
Dominated by two enormous bulls standing face to face, one of which measures 16 x 13 feet—the largest cave-art animal yet found.
Camelid sacrum in the shape of a canine
Culture:Tequixquiac, central Mexico.
Date;14,000-7000 B.C.E.
Discovered accidentally in 1870 in Tequixquiac, Mexico.
Running horned woman
Culture:Tassilin’Ajjer, Algeria.
Date: 6000-4000 B.C.E.
Medium Pigment on rock
On the rock walls and displays varied human and animal activity
Beaker with ibex motifs
Culture: Susa, Iran.
Date;4200-3500 B.C.E.
Medium:Painted terra cotta.
Given to the deceased during a secondary burial.
Anthropomorphic stale
Culture: Arabian Peninsula.
Date:Fourth millennium B.C.E.
Medium: Sandstone
Some are carved in surrounding sandstone cliffs by many Arabian tombs.
Jade Cong
Culture; Liangzhu,China.
Date:3300-2200 B.C.E.
Medium:Carved jade.
Principal decoration: face pattern.
Culture:Wiltshire,UK. Neolithic Europe.
Date:c.2500-1600 B.C.E.
Worked within the context of existing archaeological knowledge.
The Ambum Stone
Culture:Album Valley, Enga Province, Papua New Guinea.
Date:c.1500 B.C.E.
Discovered in a cave, it is one of the earliest known Pacific works of art.
Tlatilco female figurine
Culture:: Central Mexico site of Tlatilco
Date::1200-900 B.C.E
Shows a fascination with physical deformities.
Terra cotta fragment
Culture:Lapita. Solomon Islands, Reef Islands.
Date: 1000 B.C.E.
Medium::Terra cotta(incised).
White Temple and its ziggurat
Culture:Uruk(modern Warka,Iraq). Sumerian.
Date:c.3500-3000 B.C.E.
Medium:Mud brick.
Statues for Gods and donors were placed inside temples.
Palette of King Narmer
Culture: Predynastic Egypt.
Date:c.3000-2920 B.C.E
Believed to be found in the Predynastic capital of upper Egypt.
Statues of votive figures, from the square Temple at Eahnunna (modern Tell Asmar, Irap)
Culture: Sumerian
Date:c.2700 B.C.E
Medium: Gypsum inlaid with shell and black limestone
Placed in temples precincts facing alter or statue of God appearance of figures relates to anxiety of after life.
Seated scribe
Culture:Saqqara, Egypt. Old Kingdom, Fourth Dynasty.
Date:c.2620-2500 B.C.E.
Medium:Painted limestone
Meant for the afterlife.
Standard of Ur from the Royal Tombs at Ur(Modern Tell el-Muqayyar,Iraq).
Date:c.2600-2400 B.C.E.
Medium:Wood inlaid with shell, lapis lazuli, and red limestone.
Likely to have been the sound box for a musical instrument.
Great Pyramids(Menkaura, Khafre, Khufu) and Great Sphinx
Culture:Giza,Egypt.. Old Kingdom,Foruth Dynasty.
Date:c. 2550-2490 B.C.E.
Medium: Cut limestone
The most immense stone sculpture ever made by man.
King Menkaura and queen
Culture: Old Kingdom, Fourth Dynasty.
Date:c.2490-2472 B.C.E.
To be put in tombs.
The Code of Hammurabi
Culture:Babylon(modern Iran).Susian
Date:c.1792-1750 B.C.E.
In this stone is carved with around 300laws, the first know set of ruler enforced laws.
Temple of Amun-Re and Hypostyle Hall.
Culture:Karnak, nearLuxor, Egypt.
Date:New Kingdom, 18th and 19th Dynasties. Temple:c. 1550 B.C.E;hall:c.1250 B.C.E.
Medium Cut sandstone and mud brick.
Represented a marsh in the beginning of time
Mortuary temple of Hatshepsut
Culture:Near Luxor,Egypt. New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty.
Date:c.1473-1458 B.C.E.
Medium:Sandstone,partially carved into a rock cliff, and red granite.
Built for the queen to commemorate her achievements and act as a mortuary for her and a sanctuary for the god Amon ra
Akhenaton, Nefertiti, and three daughters
Culture:New Kingdom(Amarna),18th Dynasty.
Date:c. 1353-1335 B.C.E.
A piece that would be in someone’s home
Tutankhamun’s tomb, innermost coffin
Culture: New Kingdom, 18th Dynasty.
Date:c. 1323 B.C.E.
Medium:Gold with inlay of enamel and semiprecious stones.
Coffin within the king’s tomb
Last judgment of Hu-Nefer, from his tomb(page from the Book of the Dead).
Culture: New Kingdom, 19th Dynasty
Date:c. 1275 B.C.E.
Medium:Painted papyrus scroll.
Depict Hu-Nefer’s last judgement
Lamas from the citadel of Sargon II, Dur sharrukin(Modern Khorsabad, Iraq)
Date:c.720-705 B.C.E.
Used as a form of intimidating protection to palaces in Assyria.

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