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  1. Egypt And Mesopotamia Importance of Geography

  2. MESOPOTAMIA Exposed state Raging floods Natural catastrophes Uncertain life EGYPT Protected lands Predictable floods None; stable climate 2 crops a year; Healthy climate Laws of nature static Contrast

  3. MESOPOTAMIA Afterlife a Threat Live for present Whimsical Gods Legalistic Society Hammurabi Code of Law EGYPT Continuation of life Prepare for afterlife Trustworthy Gods Ethical Society No code of law Contrast continued

  4. MESOPOTAMIA Warring heroes (Gilgamesh) EGYPT Pharoah is theocratic leader Contrast Continued

  5. MESOPOTAMIA Ziggurat Emphasis on exterior Cylinder forms Additive Perceptual Combative themes Small scale sculpture EGYPT Pyramids Emphasis on interior Rectantular forms Subtractive Conceptual Natural themes Monumental sculpture ART CHARACTERISTICS

  6. MESOPOTAMIA Fatalistic: gloomy view of life after death Ruler, a servant of god Emphasize here and now Temporal structures EGYPT Life continues after death; good life Pharoah, a god Prepare for afterlife Art of permanence ART CONTINUED

  7. Mycerinus and his Queen • Subtractive sculpture (stone) • Solid figures showing no internal space • Symbolic interaction • Simple surface • Symmetrical • Female, curved; male, angular • Intended for placement in the tomb

  8. Subtext • Power suggested by • static figures • Absence of decoration • Solid form • Interaction of figures • Conceptual representation

  9. Egypt and Mesopotamia 3000-2760 BCE