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Presentation of Offerings to Inanna (Warka Vase) Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq, ca. 3200–3000 BCE The Sumerians, pioneers in so many areas, also may have been the first to use pictures to tell coherent stories. Sumerian narrative art goes far beyond the Stone Age artists’ tentative efforts at storytelling. The so-called Warka Vase from Uruk is the first great work of narrative relief sculpture known. Found within the Inanna temple complex, it depicts a religious festival in honor of the goddess.

Presentation of Offerings to Inanna (Warka Vase) Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq, ca. 3200–3000 BCE The Sumerians, pioneers in so many areas, also may have been the first to use pictures to tell coherent stories. Sumerian narrative art goes far beyond the Stone Age artists’ tentative efforts at storytelling. The so-called Warka Vase from Uruk is the first great work of narrative relief sculpture known. Found within the Inanna temple complex, it depicts a religious festival in honor of the goddess.

Plaque METROPOLITAN  MUSEUM  Period:     Neo-Assyrian Date:     ca. 9th–8th century B.C. Geography:     Mesopotamia, Nimrud (ancient Kalhu) Culture:     Assyrian Medium:     Ivory

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Votive Figurine Khafaje Iraq Early Dynastic II 3rd Millenium Gypsum University of Pennsylvania Museum

Votive Figurine Khafaje Iraq Early Dynastic II Millenium Gypsum University of Pennsylvania Museum

Standing female worshiper,early dynastic Illa,ca 2600-2500 BC  From Nippur,Sumerian culture  Limestone,inlaid with shell and lapis lazulu

Standing female worshiper Period:Early Dynastic IIIa Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia, Nippur Culture:Sumerian Medium:Limestone, inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli Dimensions:H.

Inlay depicting male torso    Period:      Early Dynastic IIIa  Date:      ca. 2600–2500 B.C.  Geography:      Mesopotamia  Culture:      Sumerian  Medium:      Shell  Dimensions:      H. 5.1 cm (2 in.)  Classification:      Shell  Credit Line:      Rogers Fund, 1949  Accession Number: 49.134.1  MET

Inlay depicting male torso Period: Early Dynastic IIIa Date: ca. Geography: Mesopotamia Culture: Sumerian Medium: Shell Dimensions: H.) Classification: Shell Credit Line: Rogers Fund, 1949 Accession Number: MET

Ginak,Prince of Edin-E,Sumerian,Northern Mesopotamia,3 Millennium BC, limestone Louvre Museum

Ginak,Prince of Edin-E,Sumerian,Northern Millennium BC, limestone Louvre Museum

Amorite Clay Plaque depicting a woman Isin-Larsa Period Mesopotamia 2000-1800 BCE

Sumerian art of Inanna becomes Amorite clay plaque depicting a woman in Sumerian city state Isin-Larsa BCE. An example of how new findings can reinterpret previous interpretations of an artifact.

Presentation of offerings to Inanna (Warka Vase), from Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq ca. 3200-3000 bce

Presentation of offerings to Inanna (Warka Vase), from Uruk (modern Warka), Iraq ca.

Inlay  Sumerian, 2600-2500 BC  The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Shell inlay showing a battle. The battle is between a human headed bull and a lion headed eagle - Mesopotamian, Early Dynasyic Period, IIIa period, 2600 - 2500 BC.

Bull’s head ornament for a lyre.  Period: Early Dynastic III  Date: ca. 2600–2350 B.C.  Place of origin: Mesopotamia  Culture: Sumerian  Medium: Bronze, inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli.

Bull's head ornament for a lyre Period:Early Dynastic III Date:ca. Geography:Mesopotamia Culture:Sumerian Medium:Bronze, inlaid with shell and lapis lazuli Dimensions:H.

Sumerian stele of Ur Nammu - from ancient city of Ur, Mesapotamian culture

Sumerian stele of Ur Nammu, Ur is the oldest known existant law code surviving…

A Sumerian king (right) has a drink while being attended by a servant. The king is holding a fly whisk, a symbol of authority. The servant holds his hand under his armpit as a gesture of obedience. Detail from a lyre inlay, partially restored.

A Sumerian king (rt) has a drink while being attended by a servant. The king is holding a fly whisk, a symbol of authority: the servant holds his hand under his armpit as a gesture of obedience. Detail from a lyre inlay, partially restored

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