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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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Using the terminology and concepts from your own class, I offer you some notes and links to compare and contrast two works. Kindly rate 5/5 for my efforts.

First, you might choose "Fragment of a bowl with a frieze of bulls in relief" from the Late Uruk/Jamdet Nasr period around 3300-2900 B.C in the Mesopotamian region at http://www.metmuseum.org/works_of_art/collection_database/ancient_near_eastern_art/fragment_of_a_bowl_with_a_frieze_of_bulls_in_relief/objectview.aspx?page=1&sort=5&sortdir=asc&keyword=&fp=1&dd1=3&dd2=24&vw=1&collID=24&OID=30002772&vT=2

As you look at the materials used, it seems to be made of steatite and chlorite. Its style is decorative and detailed for what little remains.

As you look at its meaning and symbolism, it seems to suggest a sense of order in the natural world as ...

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From the list below, choose one Greek work of art and one Roman work of art and compare and contrast them according to the criteria listed:

Greek Art Roman Art

"Doryphoros" Augustus of Primaporta
The Laocoon Group Bust of a Roman
Nike of Samothrace She-Wolf
Temple of Athena The Colosseum
Parthenon Arch of the Constantine

Answer the following list of questions in a comparative essay to evaluate your choices.

What is the FORM of the work (the overall structure including line, shape, texture, value, color and balance)?
What is the SUBJECT MATTER (what is literally depicted)?
What is the CONTENT (what is the religious, philosophical and/or historical significance)?

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