Comparing Ancient and Classical Art

1. Read chapter 17 (“The Ancient World”) in A World of Art textbook (I have uploaded this chapter for you.

2. Watch the following two (2) video:
a. Cuneiform Writing in Sumeria: https://search.alexanderstreet.com.contentproxy.phoenix.edu/view/work/1779548

b. Narmer Palette:
https://digital.films.com/PortalViewVideo.aspx?xtid=57678&loid=261697

3. Write a paper that explains the similarities and the differences of Cuneiform Writing in Sumeria and the Narmer Palette.

Consider the cultural value of these two objects at the time they were created and the purpose they were intended to serve. What are the similarities? What are the differences? How do these works of art function in our culture in the present day?

4. Include the following:
a. A visual description of each artwork
b. The time period in which each work was created
c. The geographic region in which each work was created
d. The name of the artist, if known

5. Consider the following:
a. The cultural value of these two objects at the time they were created
b. The purpose they were intended to serve
c. Their similarities and their differences
d. How do the two works of art function in our culture in the present day?

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