The Sumerians developed city-states and formed a white temple for rituals. Sumerians also produced great literature.
It is a female head make up with fragments of white marble.
It was the first work of pictorial narration.
The oversized eyes of these statuettes depict that the worships for deities and the wakefulness to the connection between deities and them.
STELE OF THE VULTURES
The steel shows the battle of Sumerian.
Sumerian formed the city-state and Ningirsu is the God of them. Eannatum is the leader to combat the enemies.
STANDARD OF UR
It shows the war side and different figures with different scales.
It shows narrative things on the soundbox of it.
The artist followed the compositional rules to depict a banquet.
It’s the first hollow-cast and metal sculpture combined
The steel shows the divinity and victory of the Naram Sun. It also not fit in the conventional format of Mesopotamia style of horizontal narration.
Third Dynasty of Ur
It’s a ramp-like temple styles with hundreds of scales ended in tower flanked gateway.
GUDEA OF LAGASH
It’s a sculpture made by polished diorite, a costly and dark stone. The statue shows the seated Gudea.
The stele of Hammurabi’s laws depicts a relief of Hammurabi and Shamash, the sun god. It shows that Shamash extended the ring and rod to Hammurabi.
The statue of Queen
PALACE OF SARGON II
In the palace of Sargon, there are some colossal limestone monsters called lamassu, the sculptors insist on the complete views of them, so lamassu has five legs, two legs for in front view, four legs for in profile view.
PALACE OF ASHURBANIPAL
There are some painting on the glazed bricks and some reliefs in the palace. The sculptor depicts the war in the relief combining the front view and profile view. Making the reliefs more understandable and vivid is their goal.
PALACE OF ASHURBANIPAL
Two centuries later around 7th BCE, the relief in this palace shows that the emperor hunting lions, each lion hurt by two arrows but they didn’t die, it shows the brave of lions and the manly image of the hunter.
The Ishtar gate constructed by blue-glazed bricks, it has reliefs of the profiles of dragons and bulls.
This relief shows the supreme of Persian Emperor
Sasanians is the last pre-Islamic dynasty, the Shapur catches the Roman Empire and this empire last for 400 years.