2/3 The Image of the Ruler: Naram-Sin and Hammurabi

Today we will look closely at two more monuments intended to glorify kings, created about 500 years apart. Building on the skills of formal and contextual analysis that we have been developing, today we will layer in two more elements to our analysis of an art object: the interaction between image and text, and the transformations of meaning that can occur when objects are appropriated for new settings later in their “lives.”

Here are the images we will be looking at.


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