Ancient Mesopotamia 3300-331 B.C.E.: Arts Research Article from World Eras

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Late Uruk Period, circa 3300 - circa 2900 B.C.E. Large-scale sculpture in the round and relief carving appeared for the first time in the Late Uruk period. A new realism is apparent in the treatment of the human form. A frequent subject is the figure of the "priest-king." He has a fillet (a narrow headband worn high on the forehead and above the ears), has his hair in a bun and a beard without a mustache; he is attired in a skirt (often crosshatched like a net) to the knee or ankle. From the city of Uruk (modern Warka) comes the Lion Hunt Stele, on which two priest-kings (or one man shown twice) attack a lion, one with a bow and arrow and the second with a spear. This stele is the earliest example of the "royal lion hunt," a frequent theme in...

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