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Themes in Art


Cuneiform is one of the earliest systems of writing, a series of wedge-shaped marks pressed into clay. Cuneiform was developed around 3300 BCE, by the Sumerians, and was adapted for use by many cultures of the era, including the Akkadians, Assyrians, and Babylonians—and surviving in common use until the Roman Emipre spread the use of the latin alphabet in the second century CE.

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Clay Nails - A Treaty of Fraternity, Mesopotamia

Clay Nails - A Treaty of Fraternity

2400 BCE
Cone of Entemena, Mesopotamia

Cone of Entemena

2400 BCE
Dedication Nail, Mesopotamia

Dedication Nail

2100 BCE
Divination Liver Model: Omen of siege, Mesopotamia

Divination Liver Model: Omen of siege

2000 BCE
Gudea cylinders, Mesopotamia

Gudea cylinders

2125 BCE
Gudea Diorite Sculpture, Mesopotamia

Gudea Diorite Sculpture

2120 BCE-2120 BCE
Hinge inscripted with Entemena, Mesopotamia

Hinge inscripted with Entemena

2400 BCE
Hymn to Iddin-Dagan, Mesopotamia

Hymn to Iddin-Dagan

1950 BCE
Inscription by Naram-Sin: Temple Construction, Mesopotamia

Inscription by Naram-Sin: Temple Construction

2250 BCE
King Untash-Napirisha Axe Head, Mesopotamia

King Untash-Napirisha Axe Head

1300 BCE
Prologue to Law Code of Hammurabi, Mesopotamia

Prologue to Law Code of Hammurabi

1780 BCE
Silver Vase with Cuneiform, Mesopotamia

Silver Vase with Cuneiform

2400 BCE
The Eannatum Boulder, Mesopotamia

The Eannatum Boulder

2450 BCE
The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Gilgamesh Flood Tablet

700 BCE
The Liver Tablet, Mesopotamia

The Liver Tablet

1600 BCE
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Discomforting dreamscapes

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Still Lifes

Quiet moments with simple objects

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