Author: Erin Aldana

This lesson will consider the art and architecture of Sumer.

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Map of Sumer, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Cities_of_Sumer_(en).svg, Great Ziggurat of Ur, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Ziggarat_of_Ur_001.jpg, Image of Eye Idols, Public Domain http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Augenidole_Syrien_Slg_Ebn%C3%B6ther.jpg, Image of Mesopotamian Male Worshipper, Creative Commons, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:Mesopotamia_male_worshiper_2750-2600_B.C.jpg, Image of Mask of Warka, Public Domain, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/File:UrukHead.jpg, Standard of Ur war side, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_of_Ur_-_War.jpg, Standard of Ur peace side, Creative Commons Wikimedia, http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Standard_of_Ur_-_peace_side.jpg

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Votive Figures

Sculptures placed in a shrine in fulfillment of a vow.


A Mesopotamian temple shaped as a pyramid tower and having a number of stories that is winding and round.