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Ancient Art
The Ancient Art section is organized chronologically by period, culture, or civilization. A listing of these major headings can be found below. Each period, culture, or civilization is then further organized by medium according to the list of media below. It is further organized alphabetically by location followed by identifiers (site identifier, work title, etc.).


  Then by MEDIUM

    Then Alphabetically by LOCATION (for architecture only)

      Then Alphabetically by IDENTIFIER (title, descriptor)


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Period, Culture, or Civilization Headings

The periods, cultures, and civilizations in the Ancient Art section appear in the following order:
  • Paleolithic
  • Neolithic
  • Bronze Age
  • Mesopotamia (Near East):
    • Pre-Sumerian
    • Sumerian:
      • Protoliterate
      • Early Dynastic
    • Neo-Sumerian
    • Akkadian
    • Assyrian
    • Babylonian
    • Neo-Babylonian
    • Kassite
  • Anatolia (Asia Minor):
    • Hittite Empire
    • Lydia
  • Syria/Palestine
  • Persia (Iran):
    • Elamite
    • Luristan
    • Achaemenian
    • Parthian
    • Sussanian
  • Mainland Greece:
    • Mycenae
  • Crete:
    • Early Minoan
    • Mid Minoan
    • Late Minoan
  • Cyprus (Pre-Greek)
  • Egypt:
    • Pre-Dynastic
    • Early Dynastic
    • Old Kingdom
    • Middle Kingdom
    • New Kingdom
    • Late Period
    • Ptolemaic
  • Greek
  • Etruria
  • Roman
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The media represented in this section are organized in the following order:
  • Architecture
  • Sculpture:
    • Reliefs
    • Freestanding
    • Portraits
  • Painting
  • Portable Arts:
    • Ceramics
    • Glassware
    • Ivory/Shell
    • Metalwork
    • Mosaics
    • Stoneware

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