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

    * The Metropolitan Museum of Art
    * The Louvre Museum
    * The Smithsonian Institution Freer Gallery and Sackler Gallery

    See the Course Materials List for access to these sites.

    From the gallery websites listed above, and available through the Course Materials List, 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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    First, you might go Greek with "Statuette of a man and centaur" from 750 B.C. Its image is at http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/works-of-art/17.190.2072

    This piece uses bronze as its primary material. I think it typifies the Greek style because it reflects mythology with the man and a centaur locked into battle. It also shows Greek style and flair with its geometry of form, monumental feel, and its emphasis on proportions. The piece fits into its time frame because of the many ...

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    A work of art from any ancient culture is briefly summarized.