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    Two works form the Louvre's Eastern Antiquities, with URLs

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    Visit the following websites and explore the collections of Ancient Art there:

    ââ?¬¢The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    ââ?¬¢The Louvre Museum
    ââ?¬¢The Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery

    From the gallery websites listed above, select two works of art from any ancient culture. Using the terminology and concepts you are learning for evaluating art, compare and contrast the two works including materials used, style, meaning, symbolism, and any other aesthetic issues. Explain how the works of art fit into the context of the time period. Keep in mind that only art works that fit into the period of Ancient Art (created between 30,000 BCE- 500 CE) will be accepted.

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    Copied and pasted below is the content of the attached solution document. I researched the Louvre Museum's Department of Near Eastern Antiquities for these two artworks. I included URLs and images for both (this text box does not show images and hotlinks), and comments to discuss and explain both.

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    The web site URL (Universal Resource Locator) for this image of an amulet of a woman in childbirth is :

    The amulet is part of the Ancient Middle Eastern collections of the Louvre Museum in Paris, France. It is notable in its subject matter, and was probably made for a wealthy woman, or a midwife, as a charm to dispell bad spirits which might complicate the process of labor and delivery. This was a risky time for ...

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    Selection of two works of ancient art form the Louvre Museum's departmnent of Middle Eastern Antiquities: an amulet of a woman giving birth and a seal ring.