15 Facts About Ancient art


Ancient art refers to the many types of art produced by the advanced cultures of ancient societies with some form of writing, such as those of ancient China, India, Mesopotamia, Persia, Palestine, Egypt, Greece, and Rome.

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Hittite art was produced by the Hittite civilization in ancient Anatolia, in modern-day Turkey, and stretching into Syria during the second millennium BC from the nineteenth century up until the twelfth century BC.

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Much of the Ancient art comes from settlements like Alaca Hoyuk, or the Hittite capital of Hattusa near modern-day Bogazkale.

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Scholars do have difficulty dating a large portion of Hittite Ancient art, citing the fact that there is a lack of inscription and much of the found material, especially from burial sites, was moved from their original locations and distributed among museums during the nineteenth century.

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Phoenician Ancient art lacks unique characteristics that might distinguish it from its contemporaries.

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Ancient art entered into other men's labors and made most of his heritage.

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Ancient art formed a monotheistic religion based on the worship of Aten, a sun god.

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Mycenaean Ancient art is close to the Minoan and includes many splendid finds from the royal graves, most famously the Mask of Agamemnon, a gold funeral mask.

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Ancient Greek art includes much pottery, sculpture as well as architecture.

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The art of Ancient Greece is usually divided stylistically into three periods: the Archaic, the Classical and the Hellenistic.

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Ancient Greek art has survived most successfully in the forms of sculpture and architecture, as well as in such minor arts as coin design, pottery and gem engraving.

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Etruscan Ancient art was produced by the Etruscan civilization in central Italy between the 9th and 2nd centuries BC.

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From around 600 BC it was heavily influenced by Greek Ancient art, which was imported by the Etruscans, but always retained distinct characteristics.

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Pliny the Younger complained of the declining state of Roman portrait Ancient art, "The painting of portraits which used to transmit through the ages the accurate likenesses of people, has entirely gone out.

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Eras of Japanese Ancient art correspond to the locations of various governments.

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