Can you write four these Art history questions? i uploaded a picture for this question.

 

Can you write four these art history questions? i uploaded a picture for this question

 

 

 

I uploaded a picture, see the picture file and focus on only this pic that is the topic of this art.

 

The words should be 80-150 words each section.

 

 

 

TOPIC: Lion Gate,Hattusa (modern Boghazköy), Turkey, ca. 1400 bce.

 

1.Description-  describe what you see- imagine that the person you are describing it to is not there or is blind.  How will you make the work of art visible through verbal description?

 

2. Summary and paraphrase this paragraph– summarize what you think are the most important pieces of information that you gleaned from the textbook- read the book closely and put it in your own words.

 

The Hittites conquered and sacked Babylon around 1595 BCE. Their fortified capital at Boghazköy in Anatolia had seven-foot-tall stone lions guarding the main gateway.

 

 

 

LION GATE, HATTUSA The Babylonian Empire toppled in the face of an onslaught by the Hittites, an Anatolian people who conquered and sacked Babylon around 1595 BCE. They then retired to their homeland, leaving Babylon in the hands of the Kassites. Remains of the strongly fortified capital city of the Hittites still may be seen at Hattusa near modern Boghazköy, Turkey. Constructed of large blocks of heavy stone—a striking contrast to the brick architecture of Mesopotamia—the walls and towers of the Hittites effectively protected them from attack. Symbolically guarding the gateway (FIG. 2-18) to the Hattusa citadel are two huge (seven-foothigh) lions. Their simply carved forequarters project from massive stone blocks on either side of the entrance. These Hittite guardian beasts are early examples of a theme that was to be echoed on many Near Eastern gates. Notable are those of Assyria (FIG. 2-21), one of the greatest empires of the ancient world, and of the reborn Babylon (FIG. 2-24) in the first millennium BCE. But the idea of protecting a city, palace, temple, or tomb from evil by placing wild beasts or fantastic monsters before an entranceway was not unique to the Near Eastern world. Examples abound in Egypt, Greece, Italy, and elsewhere.

 

 

 

3. Research- go online and find additional information about the image and provide the links for that information for your peers. Make sure to summarize and do not simply cut and paste or give us just the URLs. 

 

4. Contemporary Culture- relate the theme to something that you find in our current visual vernacular on popular culture – Why is this image relevant today? 

 

 

 

 
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