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Art of the ancient Near East : a resource for educators

Author: Kim Benzel
Publisher: New York : Metropolitan Museum of Art, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : CD for computer : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Provides the cultural, archaeological, and historical contexts for a selection of thirty works of art in the Metropolitan Museum's collection"--Slipcase.
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Kim Benzel
ISBN: 9781588393586 1588393585 9781588393586 1588393585 9780300167085 0300167083
OCLC Number: 609540810
Description: 134 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm, in slipcase 31 cm + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.) + 3 color posters (47 x 77 cm, 45 x 82 cm, 63 x 86 cm) + 1 family guide (28 cm)
Contents: Goals and design of this resource --
Maps of the ancient Near East --
The ancient Near East --
Resources in the ancient Near East --
A chronology of the ancient Near East --
Introduction to ancient Near Eastern art and archaeology. Uncovering the ancient Near East through archaeology --
A brief history of the ancient Near East. Dating the ancient Near East --
Cuneiform messages --
Animals and humans --
The royal image --
Communicating with the divine --
Materials and techniques --
Descriptions of the works of art --
Quick list of the works of art --
Descriptions of the works of art --
Classroom applications --
Curriculum connections --
Lesson plans. Writing and art --
The multifaceted animal --
The royal image --
Gods, goddesses, and the supernatural --
Classroom activities --
Topics for discussion.
Responsibility: Kim Benzel [and others].
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Suitable for educators, this guide focuses on the variety of art produced by the complex cultures that flourished in what is known as the Middle East during a vast period between about 8,000 BC and  Read more...

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