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Ancient Near East
Introduction Early Susa Bushel with ibex motifs Sumerian Art It all begins at Uruk The Invention of Writing Standard of Ur Perforated Relief of Ur-Nanshe Ziggurat of Ur Art of Akkad and Ur Victory Stele of Naram-Sin Babylonian Art Law Code Stele of King Hammurabi Unfinished Kudurru Assyrian Art Ashurbanipal Hunting Lions Lamassu from the citadel of Sargon II Neo-Babylonian Art Ishtar Gate and Processional Way (reconstruction) Art of the Persian Empire Introduction Capital of a column from the audience hall of the palace of Darius I, Susa
Introduction Egyptian Art Materials & Techniques The Mummification Process Exploring a natural mummy from early Egypt Pre-dynastic Palette of King Narmer Old Kingdom Seated Scribe The Great Pyramids of Giza (Introduction) Pyramid of Khufu Pyramid of Khafre and the Great Sphinx Pyramid of Menkaure New Kingdom House Altar with Akhenaten, Nefertiti and Three Daughters Portrait Head of Queen Tiye with a Crown of Two Feathers Bust of Nefertiti Book of the Dead Ramesses II Ptolemaic Period Rosetta Stone
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Introduction The Classical Orders Ancient Greek Vase Production and the Black-Figure Technique Making Greek vases Geometric & Daedalic Dipylon Amphora Terracotta krater Lady of Auxerre Archaic Exekias, Attic Black Figure Amphora Exekias, Dionysos Kylix Odysseus Mixing Vessel Euphronios, Attic Red Figure Calyx-Krater Niobid Painter, Niobid Krater New York Kouros Anavysos Kouros Peplos Kore Early Classical Kritios Boy Charioteer of Delphi Artemision Zeus or Poseidon Classical Polykleitos, Doryphoros (Spear Bearer) Temples at Paestum Pediments, Temple of Aphaia, Aegina Myron, Discobolus (Discus Thrower) The Athenian Agora and the experiment in democracy Iktinos & Kallikrates
The Parthenon Parthenon: East Pediment Parthenon: Frieze Plaque of the Ergastines Parthenon: Metopes Nike Adjusting Her Sandal, c. 410 B.C.E. Erechtheion: Caryatid and Column Stele of Hegeso Late Classical (4th Century) Lysippos, Farnese Hercules Apoxyomenos (Scraper) The Hellenistic World Barberini Faun Dying Gaul Nike of Samothrace Pergamon Altar Apollonius, Boxer at Rest Alexander Mosaic Laocoön and his Sons Eros Sleeping and Old Market Woman Petra: Introduction Petra: Rock-cut Façades Petra: Urban Metropolis
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Ancient Rome Introduction A virtual reconstruction of ancient Rome Digging through Time Roman wall painting styles Roman Republic Temple of Portunus Veristic Male Portrait Capitoline Brutus Roman Empire Pantheon (virtual tour) Augustus of Primaporta Painted Garden, Villa of Livia Head of Augustus Ara Pacis Gemma Augustea Villa of Mysteries, Pompeii House of the Vettii, Pompeii Colosseum Arch of Titus Hadrian's Villa Maritime Theatre, Hadrian's Villa Centaurs Fighting Cats of Prey, Hadrian's Villa Column of Trajan Medea Sarcophagus Equestrian Sculpture of Marcus Aurelius Ludovisi Battle Sarcophagus Tetrarchs Basilica of Maxentius and Constantine Colossus of Constantine Arch of Constantine
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Laocoön and his Sons
Athanadoros, Hagesandros, and Polydoros of Rhodes, Laocoön and his Sons, early first century C.E., marble, 7'10 1/2" high (Vatican Museums)
Speakers: Dr. Steven Zucker & Dr. Beth Harris
Mary Beard and John Henderson, Classical Art: From Greece to Rome (Oxford History of Art), Oxford University Press, 2001.
Richard Brilliant, My Laocoön: Alternative Claims in the Interpretation of Artworks, University of California Press, 2000.