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Akkadian and Assyrian Art

Akkadian and Assyrian Art

Author: Aleisha Olson

This lesson will analyze how the rulers of Akkad and Assyria used art to express their authority

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Image of Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Victory_stele_of_Naram_Sin_9068.jpg; Image of Stele of Hammurabi, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Codex_Hammurapi_Stela_front.JPG; Image of Lamassu from Palace of Sargon II, Photo by Mujtaba Chohan, Creative Commons, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:BM;_RM10_-_ANE,_Khorsabad_Palace_Reliefs_and_Assyrian_Art_~_Lamassu%27s.JPG ; Image of Copper Head of an Akkadian Ruler, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Sargon_of_Akkad.jpg; Image of Assyrian Archers, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Assyrian_archers.jpg; Image of Lion Hunt, From Palace of Ashurbanipal, Photo by Aleisha Olson; Image of Dying Lioness, From Palace of Ashurbanipal, Photo by Aleisha Olson.

  • Stele

    A slab of stone or terra-cotta, usually oblong, carved.

  • Lamassu

    A deity of Sumerian origin, usually depicted with a bull’s or lion’s body, eagle’s wings, and a human head.

  • Hieratic Scale

    A system that represents sizes of things according to importance and based on fixed religious traditions.