Mesopotamian art broadly refers to works produced literally “between the two rivers” – the Tigris and the Euphrates. The region gave rise to some of the oldest western civilizations dating to as early as the 4th millennium B.C. The roots of our urban civilization lie with developments in Mesopotamia during the 3rd millennium B.C., which was a time of creativity when city-states and empires emerged in this vast region between the Mediterranean and Asia’s Indus River valley. The habitation of this area enabled a number of cultures, as part of a diverse but continually developing Mesopotamian civilization, to thrive for over 3000 years, from the formation of the first cities at the end of the 4th millennium B.C. until the early years of the Roman empire. As complex centers of civilization, these first cities led to the development of writing and the advancement of artistic expression. Mesopotamian art includes the art of the Sumerian cultures of the Early Dynastic period (ca. 2900-2350 B.C.) in southern Mesopotamia, the Akkadians (ca. 2370-2230 B.C.), Assyrians (ca. 2000-600 B.C.), and Babylonians (ca. 2000-540 B.C.). The artistic style of Mesopotamian art in the 3rd millennium B.C. focused primarily on the relationship between the terrestrial environment of humankind and the heavenly divine realm of deities. Much of Mesopotamian art is therefore devoted to the celebrated power of kings and devotion to the gods. The growth of cities and ruling families additionally led not only to a demand for luxury items and artworks for individual use, but also architectural works on a grand scale, such as carved stone reliefs to glorify rulers and deities.
Assyrian Chalcedony Bull Pendant
Levantine Bronze Deity
Mesopotamian Bronze Bracelet with Female Heads
Mesopotamian hemispherical Cup
Mesopotamian Lapis Amulet in the shape of a Frog
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Mesopotamian Lapis, Red Jasper, and Gold Necklace with Frog Pendants
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Mesopotamian Pair Of Bitumen Bovine Feet
Mesopotamian Pyxis with Three Feet
Mesopotamian Terracotta Figurine of Ishtar-Astarte
Near Eastern Terracotta Snake
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Neolithic Anthropomorphic "Idol"
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