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Art and the Mystery of Existence: Paleolithic and Neolithic Art
ART and the Afterlife I: Egyptian Art and Architecture
Art and the Afterlife II: The Ancient Near East
Art and Mythology I: Cycladic, Minoan, Archaic Greek
Art and Mythology II: Greek Art and Architecture
Art and Empire: Roman Art and Architecture
Art and Salvation I: Early Christian to Gothic Art
Art and Salvation II: The Early Renaissance
Art in the Age of Humanism: The High Renaissance
Art of Theatricality and Drama: The Baroque
Art of Reason and Passion: Neoclassicism and Romanticism
Art and the Collapse of Absolutes: Realism and Impressionism
Art of the Inner Soul: Post-Impressionism and Expressionism
Art of New Vision: Cubism to Abstract Expressionism
Art of Irony: Pop Art to Post-Modernism
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Art and the Human Experience
Art and the Afterlife II: The Ancient Near East

Sumerian, Akkadian, Babylonian, and Assyrian Art


Sumerian Statuette, c.2700-2500 B.C.E. [Sumerian]


Stele of Hammurabi, diorite, c.1760 B.C.E. Approx. 7'.


Ashurnasirpal II Killing lions, c.850 B.C.E. Limestone relief. [Assyrian]


Victory Stele of Naram-Sin, c.2300-2200 B.C.E. Stone. [Akkadian]


Stele of Hammurabi [Detail], diorite, c.1760 B.C.E.


Dying Lioness, c.650 B.C.E., Limestone Relief. [Assyrian]