Representation of Spiritual Beliefs in the Art of the Ancient Near East


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What is a votive figure?

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2. What is an idol?

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Human artwork took a huge step forward in the civilizations of the ancient Near East. In order to understand these works of art, one must also understand the spiritual beliefs of the people who produced them. This assessment will go over some aspects of the art and spiritual beliefs of the ancient Near East, such as votive figures and idols.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

This quiz and worksheet will test you on:

  • Votive figures
  • Ziggurats
  • Idols
  • Ancient Near Eastern art and religion

Skills Practiced

  • Information recall - test your recollection of the lesson's main points on the spirituality of ancient Near Eastern civilizations
  • Defining key concepts - make sure that you can accurately define some key terms from the lesson, such as idol, ziggurat and votive figure
  • Making connections - draw the connections between the religious beliefs of ancient Near Eastern civilizations and the types of artwork that they produced

Additional Learning

Learn more about this subject with the corresponding lesson called Representation of Spiritual Beliefs in the Art of the Ancient Near East. This lesson covers the following topics:

  • The spirituality of the ancient Near East
  • Depicting divine figures
  • The representations of kings and gods
  • Votive figures and mythical creatures
  • Ancient Near Eastern architecture