“Mesopotamian Eye Idol Plaque, Euphrates Valley, Late Uruk Period, Late 4th ML BCThis type of carving is known as an ‘eye idol’, and may have been an offering left at a temple. Eye...
Mesopotamian Eye Idol Plaque, Euphrates Valley, Late Uruk Period, Late ML BCThis type of carving is known as an ‘eye idol’, and may have been an offering left at a temple. Eye idols were also made in the form of free standing statuettes.
A MESOPOTAMIAN STEATITE SPECTACLE IDOL SYRIA, CIRCA 3000-2500 B.C. The rectangular architectonic base with curving shoulders, sculpted on all four sides with a tiered facade, composed of several friezes including hatching, beading, zigzag, and crosshatching, centered by a doorway on each long side with a concave upper surface, the disk "eyes" above the waisted rectangular neck. Formerly at Christies
Large Babylonian stele showing the holy triad. that is morning star(venus), lunar(moon cresent), solar disk(sun). All life giving and taking forces. these Mesopotamian agricultural civilizations were aware.
The Origin of the Zodiac._ Sumerian astrology tablet, dating from c. BC) Note the presence of a lion and a crab in the central band.
Sumerian ancient artifact (Note two spheres on either side of the crescent moon; they are solar symbols with eight rays and another representation of the rosette, the sun and a star.
Developed in the millennium BCE by the Sumerian peoples of Mesopotamia. Cuneiform was a series of pictographs, but over time incorporated less and less characters to become more of a consonantal alphabet.
Sumerian Art & Architecture - Crystalinks. This item is from the British Museum collection
Venus de Valdivia La antiquísima cerámica de Valdivia se esmeró en levantar vasijas comunes y ceremoniales, que poseen ya excelentes atributos plásticos como ser: diseños formales equilibrados espacialmente y una profusa ornamentación geométrica esgrafiada, bien compuesta y con distintos valores de línea.
Kudurru (stele) of King Melishipak I, ca BC: the king pre-sents his daughter to the goddess Nannaya: the crescent moon repre-sents the god Sin: the sun/ Sha-mash: the star the goddess Ishtar. Kassite period, taken to Susa in the c. BC as spoils of war