Flashcards in short answers Deck (16)
Why wasn’t there any large-scale sculpture produced in the Paleolithic period?
people were mainly nomadic, they couldn't carry big sculptures around
What does “prehistoric” mean?
the period before writing
What is hierarchy of scale?
an artistic convention in which the greater the size (compared to other figures)
What was a cylinder seal used for?
to identify documents and storage jars
What is contained in a stupa?
relics of Buddha
What are two characteristics of Nok sculpture?
The heads are disproportionally larger then their bodies
What was the purpose of the 2000 statues buried next to Qin Shi Huangdi’s tomb?
To defend him in the afterlife
What does the word “jomon” mean?
Which Mesoamerican culture is known as the “mother culture”?
How were the Nasca lines made?
With the stone and string method
What appears in images of queen Hatshepsut that seems odd?
She is depicted as a man
Name one thing that Akhenaton did during his reign that went against tradition.
Made Aten the supreme deity
What is Cyclopean masonry?
a type of stoneware built with massive limestone boulders
What is a kouros?
a greek statute of a naked young man
What is a pediment?
a triangular shape, placed above a horizontal structure