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1

Why wasn’t there any large-scale sculpture produced in the Paleolithic period?

people were mainly nomadic, they couldn't carry big sculptures around

2

What does “prehistoric” mean?

the period before writing

3

What is hierarchy of scale?

an artistic convention in which the greater the size (compared to other figures)

4

What was a cylinder seal used for?

to identify documents and storage jars

5

What is contained in a stupa?

relics of Buddha

6

What are two characteristics of Nok sculpture?

The heads are disproportionally larger then their bodies

7

What was the purpose of the 2000 statues buried next to Qin Shi Huangdi’s tomb?

To defend him in the afterlife

8

What does the word “jomon” mean?

cord markings

9

Which Mesoamerican culture is known as the “mother culture”?

Olmec

10

How were the Nasca lines made?

With the stone and string method

11

What appears in images of queen Hatshepsut that seems odd?

She is depicted as a man

12

Name one thing that Akhenaton did during his reign that went against tradition.

Made Aten the supreme deity

13

What is Cyclopean masonry?

a type of stoneware built with massive limestone boulders

14

What is a kouros?

a greek statute of a naked young man

15

What is a pediment?

a triangular shape, placed above a horizontal structure

16

What is a fibula?

A decorative pin used to fasten garments