The Standard of UrThe Standard of Ur

The Standard of Ur is one of the most famous objects to be discovered from ancient Mesopotamia. This beautifully illustrated short introduction tells the story of discovery and significance of this splendid object.

Author: Sarah Collins

Publisher: British Museum Publications Limited

ISBN: 0714151130


Page: 64

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The Standard of Ur is one of the most famous objects to be discovered from ancient Mesopotamia. This beautifully illustrated short introduction tells the story of discovery and significance of this splendid object.

Standard of UrStandard of Ur

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Author: Frederic P. Miller

Publisher: Alphascript Publishing

ISBN: 6134277452


Page: 124

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. The Standard of Ur (also known as the Battle Standard of Ur, or the Royal Standard of Ur) is a Sumerian artifact excavated from what had been the Royal Cemetery in the ancient city of Ur (located in modern-day Iraq south of Baghdad). The artifact was found in one of the largest royal graves at Ur, tomb PG 779, associated with Ur-Pabilsag, a king who died around 2550 BCE. It is believed to date to between 26002400 BCE. Sir Leonard Woolley's excavations in Iraq in 1927-28 uncovered the artifact in the corner of a chamber, lying close to the shoulder of a man who may have held it on a pole. For this reason Woolley interpreted it as a standard, giving the object its popular name, though subsequent investigation has failed to confirm this assumption. The Standard of Ur survived in only a fragmentary condition, as the effects of time over the last several millennia had decayed the wooden frame and bitumen glue which had cemented the mosaic in place. The weight of the soil had crushed the object, fragmenting it and breaking the end panels.

Treasures from the Royal Tombs of UrTreasures from the Royal Tombs of Ur

The most detailed and compositionally involved object created using this mosaic
technique is the so-called Standard of Ur" (fig. 36a,b), found in tomb PG 779 in
the Royal Cemetery. It is one of the most important objects from the cemetery.

Author: Univ Of Pennsylvania Pr

Publisher: UPenn Museum of Archaeology

ISBN: 0924171545


Page: 195

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This stunning catalogue includes color photographs of more than 230 objects excavated in the 1930s by the renowned British archaeologist, Sir Leonard Woolley, at the third millennium B.C. Sumerian city of Ur. Learn the fascinating story of the excavation and preservation of these magnificent artifacts. Many of the objects are published in color and fully described for the first time—jewelry of gold and semiprecious stones, engraved seal stones, spectacular gold and lapis lazuli statuettes and musical instruments; and vessels of gold, silver, and alabaster. Curator Richard Zettler sets the stage with a history of Ur in the third millennium and the details of the actual excavations. Renowned art historians Donald Hansen and Holly Pittman discuss the historical importance and significance of the many motifs on the most spectacular finds from the tombs.

The Life and Death of Ancient CitiesThe Life and Death of Ancient Cities

... gardeners and cooks, to craftsmen and shepherds, and priest and king—
complexity, hierarchy, monarchy, redistribution, discipline, numeracy, and literacy
. That world is vividly illustrated by a beautiful wooden box called the Standard of
Ur, ...

Author: Greg Woolf

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199664733


Page: 512

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The story of the rise and fall of ancient cities from the end of the Bronze Age to the beginning of the Middle Ages. It is a tale of war and politics, pestilence and famine, triumph and tragedy, by turns both fabulous and squalid. Its focus is on the ancient Mediterranean: Greeks and Romans at the centre, but Phoenicians and Etruscans, Persians, Gauls and Egyptians all play a part. The story begins with the Greek discovery of much more ancient urban civilizationsin Egypt and the Near East, and charts the gradual spread of urbanism to the Atlantic and then the North Sea in the centuries that followed.

The Ox Boy of UrThe Ox Boy of Ur

x Harpist and Singer Emani Kinkuduru The Marsh House Demon Fauna The Sun
, The Moon, and The Evening Star The People of Ur An Ox (from the “Standard of
Ur,” found at Ur) (from a shell inlay) (from a votive statue) (from a present day ...

Author: Rose Shaw

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9781491728727


Page: 528

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During a time when men think the stars are little children of the moon, thirteen-year-old Zim-ri is sold into slavery by his uncaring, debt-ridden father. After he is taken from his home, Zim walks in line with the other captives to the noble city of Ur, where he will learn his fate. Along the way, an old woman from his village stumbles in the line ahead of him. Zim rushes to Mara’s side and promises the guards he will help her on the journey. As the two quickly bond, Mara teaches Zim how to see the world differently, deal with his fear of demons, and celebrate his talents. When Zim and the group finally arrive in the ancient city, Zim does his best to fit in while he and his ox work in the shadow of the great ziggurat where illness, sandstorms, and the unfamiliar laws make existence a challenge. More adventures wait outside Ur’s walls, including robbers and a treasure—but Zim longs for just one thing: a family who loves him unconditionally. In this compelling young adult tale, a teen sold into slavery must build a new life for himself, thwart evil villains, and save a life—all while searching for the kind of happiness and acceptance he has always wanted.


Known as the Standard of Ur , its actual function is unknown , though it may have
been part of a musical instrument . It is a wooden box , inlaid in stone and shell
with scenes of battles and processions . The carts or chariots have four solid ...

Author: Catherine Johns

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674023234


Page: 192

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Chronicles the diverse roles the horse has played in human warfare, travel, ceremony, hunting, racing, and myth and symbolism as viewed in this collection of four-color illustrations of British Museum artworks and artifacts that trace perceptions of the horse through time and space.

Creating Art for All AgesCreating Art for All Ages

Procedures INVESTIGATE: Show Video and Primary Source Documents of the
Standard of Ur and the City of Ur □ Show a video of the Standard of Ur. There
are online videos available that are appropriate for students (Khan Academy, ...

Author: Frances Flicker

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9781475842111


Page: 218

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This book is an interdisciplinary guide to connect art lessons with core curriculum. Social studies, language arts, math, and/or science are supported in every unit. It is an ideal source for elementary and middle school teachers to enrich their curriculum. It is an invaluable tool for art teachers.

The Primary occupation is to be dated between the Ur III and Old Babylonian
Periods , although a restricted zone of ... stamped bricks which were encountered
during the surface survey , all of which have the standard Inscription of Amar - Sin



ISBN: OSU:32435054850755



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History of ArtHistory of Art

The Western Tradition Horst Woldemar Janson, Anthony F. Janson. 3-10 .
Standard of Ur , front and back sides . c . 2600 B.C. Wood inlaid with shell ,
limestone , and lapis lazuli , height 8 " ( 20.3 cm ) . The British Museum , London
3-14 .

Author: Horst Woldemar Janson

Publisher: Prentice Hall Professional

ISBN: 0131828959


Page: 1031

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For forty years, this widely acclaimed classic has remained unsurpassed as an introduction to art in the Western world, boasting the matchless credibility of the Janson name. This newest update features a more contemporary, more colorful design and vast array of extraordinarily produced illustrations that have become the Janson hallmark. A narrative voice makes this book a truly enjoyable read, and carefully reviewed and revised updates to this edition offer the utmost clarity in contributions based on recent scholarship. Extensive captions for the book’s incredible art program offer profound insight through the eyes of twentieth-century art historians speaking about specific pieces of art featured throughout. Significantly changed in this edition is the chapter on “The Late Renaissance,” in which Janson offers a new perspective on the subject, tracing in detail the religious art tied to the Catholic Reform movement, whose early history is little known to many readers of art history. Janson has also rearranged early Renaissance art according to genres instead of time sequence, and he has followed the reinterpretation of Etruscan art begun in recent years by German and English art historians. With a truly humanist approach, this book gives written and visual meaning to the captivating story of what artists have tried to express—and why—for more than 30,000 years.

Gardner s Art Through the AgesGardner s Art Through the Ages

Helen Gardner, Fred S. Kleiner, Christin J. Mamiya. 2 - 8 War side ( top ) and
peace side ( bottom ) of the Standard of Ur , from Tomb 779 , Royal Cemetery , Ur
( modern Tell Muqayyar ) , Iraq , ca . 2600 BCE . Wood inlaid with shell , lapis
lazuli ...

Author: Helen Gardner

Publisher: Wadsworth Publishing Company

ISBN: UCSD:31822035690502


Page: 1150

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A comprehensive history of world art reveals how art reflects and participates in the artists' view of the world in which they live, from the prehistoric world through the twenty-first century.

Records from Ur and Larsa Dated in the Larsa DynastyRecords from Ur and Larsa Dated in the Larsa Dynasty

The Larsa texts are similar in general character to those from Ur , though
somewhat more varied in form and subject matter . Several different standard
weights are mentioned among the texts . In the Larsa texts are used the standard
of the ...

Author: Ettalene Mears Grice


ISBN: OXFORD:N13212027


Page: 56

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Soldiers SoldiersSoldiers Soldiers

David Scott Daniell. 1. Warriors of the Stone Age, armed with bows and arrows,
were painted by early artists on the walls of caves. 2. Sumerian soldiers depicted
on the Standard of Ur (3000–2500 B. C.). Infantry and also charioteers are shown

Author: David Scott Daniell


ISBN: STANFORD:36105081546587


Page: 151

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Pictorial, world-wide history of fighting men.

Chronology of the Shub ad CultureChronology of the Shub ad Culture

On the Standard of Ur , PG 779 , we observe that the artists at Ur now master
such tasks . But secondly , the fighting and hunting scenes show the
independence of Ur , the pre - eminent power of its artists to represent in a
naturalistic manner ...

Author: Svend Aage Frederik Dichmann Pallis


ISBN: UOM:39015029509968


Page: 445

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War In World History Society Technology and War from Ancient Times to the Present Volume 1War In World History Society Technology and War from Ancient Times to the Present Volume 1

The Standard of Ur The Standard of Ur is a wooden box inlaid with shell and
lapis lazuli . The " War " panel , shown here , depicts an army that includes
spearmen , swordsmen , and heavy four - wheeled chariots drawn by asses or
onagers .

Author: Jeremy Black

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Education

ISBN: 0070525846


Page: 336

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Designed for use at the college level as a textbook for military history courses or supplemental reading for world history courses, this text offers an introduction and original synthesis of global military history. Each chapter traces key developments in military institutions and practices set in three crucial contexts: politics and institutions; social structures and economics; and cultures. Primary sources throughout the text give students a look at the writings historians use to draw conclusions, while Issue Boxes raise and explore historiographical controversies in military history. A two-volume format follows the usual division of world and western civilization courses and allows a standard semester split of military history survey courses. Volume One covers 2000 BC through 1500 AD. Volume Two covers the dawn of global warfare in 1500 through the present.

The Never ending FeastThe Never ending Feast

One of the Museum's great treasures is the so-called “Standard of Ur.” Dating
from c. 2600 bc, the Ur III period, it is a box-like framework of uncertain purpose
covered with inlays of shell, highly prized lapis lazuli and red stone which is
thought ...

Author: Kaori O'Connor

Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

ISBN: 9781847889270


Page: 256

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Feast! Throughout human history, and in all parts of the world, feasts have been at the heart of life. The great museums of the world are full of the remains of countless ghostly feasts – dishes that once bore rich meats, pitchers used to pour choice wines, tall jars that held beer sipped through long straws of gold and lapis, immense cauldrons from which hundreds of people could be served. Why were feasts so important, and is there more to feasting than abundance and enjoyment? The Never-Ending Feast is a pioneering work that draws on anthropology, archaeology and history to look at the dynamics of feasting among the great societies of antiquity renowned for their magnificence and might. Reflecting new directions in academic study, the focus shifts beyond the medieval and early modern periods in Western Europe, eastwards to Mesopotamia, Assyria and Achaemenid Persia, early Greece, the Mongol Empire, Shang China and Heian Japan. The past speaks through texts and artefacts. We see how feasts were the primary arena for displays of hierarchy, status and power; a stage upon which loyalties and alliances were negotiated; the occasion for the mobilization and distribution of resources, a means of pleasing the gods, and the place where identities were created, consolidated – and destroyed. The Never-Ending Feast transforms our understanding of feasting past and present, revitalising the fields of anthropology, archaeology, history, museum studies, material culture and food studies, for all of which it is essential reading.

History of the worldHistory of the world

The mother Ningal stands like an enemy outside the city, she weeps loud over
her ruined shrine of Ur. 'An [the chief of the gods] has ruined my city, Enlil has
destroyed my temple, has struck it with his axe .... Earth has gathered in my city's

Author: Esmond Wright

Publisher: Random House Value Pub

ISBN: 0517478749


Page: 648

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Traces the history of humanity up to the sixteenth century and examines the contributions of Western and Eastern civilizations

The Humanistic Tradition The first civilizations and the classical legacyThe Humanistic Tradition The first civilizations and the classical legacy

The social order and division of labor that prevailed in Mesopotamia around
2700 B . C . E . are depicted in the “ Standard of Ur , ” a wooden panel found in
the royal tombs excavated at the city of Ur ( Figure 2 . 5 ) . The double - sided
panel ...

Author: Gloria K. Fiero

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Humanities, Social Sciences & World Languages

ISBN: 0072317302


Page: 177

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Designed for the Introduction to Humanities curriculum, this volume guides students from the Paleolithic through Greco-Roman culture and the arts of India and China. It also serves as a supplement in courses on prehistory, classical history, or Greek and Roman literature.

Brill s New Pauly Jap OdeBrill s New Pauly Jap Ode

Manfred Landfester, Hubert Cancik, Helmuth Schneider, Michael Chase, Francis
G. Gentry. Fig . 8 : The “ Standard of Ur ” ( c.2500 BC ) , originally possibly the the
soundbox of a musical instrument . The mosaics of shell , red limestone and ...

Author: Manfred Landfester

Publisher: Brill's New Pauly

ISBN: UCSC:32106019400511


Page: 646

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The English edition of the authoritative "Der Neue Pauly, Brills New Pauly" contains the encyclopaedic coverage and high academic standard that have made it the unrivaled modern reference work for the ancient world. It presents the current state of traditional and new areas of research and brings together specialist knowledge from leading scholars from all over the world. Volume I covers topics beginning with A through Del.