Human & Animal Forms in the Art of the Ancient Near East


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Which of these were common uses of animals in the ancient Near East?

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1. What did an image of an animal often represent in spiritual terms?

2. How were kings often represented in the art of the ancient Near East?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

The ancient Near East produced some of the most significant artwork of the ancient world. The questions in this assessment will specifically test you on the themes of animals and humans in the art of the ancient Near East. Some things you'll be tested on include anthropomorphism and the specific usage of animal images in ancient Near Eastern art.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on

  • Common usages of animal images in ancient Near Eastern art
  • What animals represented
  • The representation of kings
  • The definition and usage of anthropomorphism

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the ways in which human and animals were portrayed in the art of the ancient Near East
  • Reading comprehension - make sure that you understand the most important information on anthropomorphism and how it applies to ancient Near Eastern art
  • Knowledge application - apply the knowledge you've gained from the lesson to identify some of the key characteristics of ancient Near Eastern art as they apply to the themes of human and animals

Additional Learning

To learn more about ancient Near Eastern art, review the corresponding lesson called Human & Animal Forms in the Art of the Ancient Near East. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The ancient Near East
  • Use of animals in ancient Near Eastern art
  • Anthropomorphism
  • Portrayals of humans in ancient Near Eastern art