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Formal elements

Shape
Form
Tone
Texture
Pattern color
Composition

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Line

A point moving in space

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Composition

Placement of visual arrangements

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Perspective

Creating an illusion of a 3D on a 2 dimensional surface

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Content

A works subject matter

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Form

An artists way of using elements of art

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Pigment

A material that Changes the colo of reflected or transmitted light

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Style

The way the artwork looks

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Paleolithic

The early phase of the Stone Age

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Mesolithic

Relating to the middle part of the Stone Age ,

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Neolithic

Relating to the later part of the Stone Age

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Sculpture in the round

A type of sculpture in which the figures are presented in complete 3D form

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Sculpture in relief

The sculpted elements remain attached to a solid background of the same material

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Megalith

A large stone that forms a prehistoric monument

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Menhir

A tall upright stone of a kind erected in prehistoric times

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Dolmen

A megalithic tomb with a large flat stone laid on upright ones

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Cromlech

A megalithic tomb consisting of a large flat stone laid on upright ones

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Post and lintel construction

A building system where strong horizontal elements are held up by strong vertical elements with large spaces between them

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Iamassu

Assyrian protective deity , has. Human head n the body of lion or bull

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Fertile ribbon

The arable land lying along the Nile river in Egypt

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Maat

Goddess of truth justice n cosmic order , daughter of sun god Ra

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Mastaba

Rectangular structure of ancient Egypt tombs that’s built is mud or stone

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Step pyramid

Uses flat platforms receding from the ground up to achieve a completed shape

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Canons if proportion

Unit of measurement to establish the proportions of the human figure

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Mesopotamia

An ancient region located in eastern Mediterranean

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Registers

Horizontal level in a work that consists of several levels arranged one above the other

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Cuneiform

System of writing developed by the Sumerians of Mesopotamia

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Hierarchal proportion

Artists uses unnatural proportion to depict the relative importance

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Stele a

A stone or wooden slab , erected in the ancient as a monument

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Ziggurat

Rectangular temple or terraced mound built by ancient Assyrians and Babylonians