AP Art History Prehistoric Art

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Apollo 11 stones
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown, possible hunting purpose
N/D: Apollo 11 stones/25,500-23,500 B.C.
Function: Unknown, Handheld
Form: Stylized , Small, Handheld
Content: Animal like figure
Context: Unknown
Medium: Charcoal, ocher, and white on rock
Patron: Unknown
Location: Huns Mountains, Southwest Namibia
Camelid sacrum in the shape of a canine
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Sacrum in the shape of a canine/14,000-1,000 B.C.
Function: Unknown
Form: Stylized, Fairly small
Content: Used to be the sacrum of a camel which was carved into looking like the skull of a dog
Context: Most likely hunters carved this
Medium:Bone
Patron: Unknown
Location: Tequixquiac, Mexico
Beaker with ibex motifs
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Beaker with ibex motifs/4,200 – 3,500 B.C.E.
Function: Unknown, possible burial purposes
Form: Stylized, Motifs
Content: A beaker wih a goat in the middle and dogs on the rim with birds on the very top
Context: Means people manipulated clay as well as started and controlled a fire to create this.
Medium: Clay
Patron: Unknown
Location:Susa, Iran
Anthromorphic stele
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Anthomorphic stele/4th millenium B.C.
Function: Headstones for graves
Form: Stylized
Content: Humanlike figure
Context: believed to mark graves as headstones ,representing the person buried
Medium: Stone
Patron: Unknown
Location: Arabian Peninsula
Jade Cong
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Jade cong/4,200 – 3,500 B.C.E.
Function: Unknown
Form: Paralle lines, circular shapes
Content: Figures made of jade with a hole in the middle
Context: Found around burial sites
Medium: Jade
Patron: Unknown
Location: Liangzhu, China
Stonehenge
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Stonehenge/2,500 – 1,600 B.C.E.
Function: Unknown
Form: Large ,heavy stones placed upright and on top of each other
Content: Large Stones placed in certain locations in the ground upright
Context:Seasonal and astronomical calendar or a temple built with digging ditches for the stones and using ropes to pull up the stones.
Medium: Stone
Patron: Unknown
Location:Wiltshire, UK
Running Horned Woman
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D:Running Horned Woman/ 6,000 – 4,000 B.C.E
Function: Unknown
Form: Stylyzed, twisted perspective
Content: A large, horned woman surrounded by smaller humans.
Context: Could be representing some event due to some headless figures as well as animism in woman’s horns
Medium: Pigment on rock
Patron: Unknown
Location: Tassilin’ Ajjer, Algeria
Great Hall of the bulls
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Great Hall of the bulls/15,000 – 13,000 B.C.E.
Function: Unknown
Form: Stylized, Twisted perspective
Content: many different animals painted on the walls
Context: Representation of animals in that area around that time.
Medium: Pigments on rock
Patron: Unknown
Location: Lascaux, France
The Ambum Stone
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: The ambum stone/1,500 B.C.E
Function: Unknown, possibly grinding
Form: Stylized
Content:Ant eater like figure carved out of stone
Context: Found on polynesian islands, shows how much humans have spread by the neolithic
Medium: Stone
Patron: Unknown
Location:Ambum Valley Enga Province, Papua New Guinea
Tlatilco female figure
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Tlatilco female figure/ 1,200 – 900 B.C.E.
Function: Unknown
Form: Stylized body and detailed faces
Content: Large hips, sometimes two heads
Context: Some believe it was medical referring to conjoined twins
Medium: Stone
Patron: Unknown
Location: Tlatilco site, Central Mexico
Terra cotta fragment
Period: Prehistoric
Artist: Unknown
N/D: Terra CottaFragment/ 1st to 6th century B.C.
Function: Unknown
Form: Circular patterns
Content: Teracotta fragment carved with random patterns
Context:Terra cotta chunks carved with paterns
Medium: Terra Cotta
Patron:unknown
Location: Solomon Islands, Reef Islands

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