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ancientart:

"No! Absolutely not! Not a word of it is true! I did not have sex with her!"
1 & 2: Tablet, Yorghan Tepe, Stratum II.

Thus Kushshi-harbe, the mayor of Nuzi, vehemently denied the accusation of illicit sexual relations, one of the numerous allegations of corruption lodged against him by the citizens of Nuzi. Fourteen largely complete tablets, found in the palace at Location A on the site plan, record depositions against the mayor; other fragments have also been identified as belonging to the dossier. None, however, preserves the court’s verdict. In Tablets 1 and 2 Kushshi-harbe and his henchmen are charged, among other things, with making a door for his private house from wood belonging to the palace, looting a sealed house, numerous thefts and kidnapping. (Text: Semitic Museum).

This is one of my favorite artifacts from the museum, really just shows that even after these thousands of years, some things really do not change!
Courtesy & currently located at the Semitic Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

ancientart:

"No! Absolutely not! Not a word of it is true! I did not have sex with her!"

1 & 2: Tablet, Yorghan Tepe, Stratum II.

Thus Kushshi-harbe, the mayor of Nuzi, vehemently denied the accusation of illicit sexual relations, one of the numerous allegations of corruption lodged against him by the citizens of Nuzi. Fourteen largely complete tablets, found in the palace at Location A on the site plan, record depositions against the mayor; other fragments have also been identified as belonging to the dossier. None, however, preserves the court’s verdict. In Tablets 1 and 2 Kushshi-harbe and his henchmen are charged, among other things, with making a door for his private house from wood belonging to the palace, looting a sealed house, numerous thefts and kidnapping. (Text: Semitic Museum).

This is one of my favorite artifacts from the museum, really just shows that even after these thousands of years, some things really do not change!

Courtesy & currently located at the Semitic Museum, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA.

ancientart:

Tas Kule, a 4th century BC freestanding rock-cut tomb located a few km east of the ancient city of Phokaia, modern Foça, Turkey.

This structure displays both Achaemenid period and local Anatolian (Lycian) architectural styles. With some surfaces unsmooth, it appears as though the building has been somewhat unfinished. The tomb is empty of its contents, and has a false door at the front.

Photos courtesy & taken by Dan Diffendale.

ancientart:

Statuette of a Woman: The Stargazer, c. 3000 BC. Early Bronze Age, Western Anatolia? Made of marble.

Executed in translucent marble this is one of the oldest sculptures of the human figure in the museum. The incised triangle at the pelvis indicates that this is a female figure. Her head is sculpted fully in the round while her body is reduced to an elegant profile.
The figure’s meaning and context are unknown, though it probably carries religious connotations related to fertility and abundance. This Kilia-type figure, named for an excavation site in what is now Turkey, is one of about 30 such figures known, and is especially rare because it is complete. She is a “stargazer” because her eyes look to the stars above, home of powerful divine forces.

Courtesy & currently located at the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA. Photo taken by Tilemahos Efthimiadis.

ancientart:

Statuette of a Woman: The Stargazer, c. 3000 BC. Early Bronze Age, Western Anatolia? Made of marble.

Executed in translucent marble this is one of the oldest sculptures of the human figure in the museum. The incised triangle at the pelvis indicates that this is a female figure. Her head is sculpted fully in the round while her body is reduced to an elegant profile.

The figure’s meaning and context are unknown, though it probably carries religious connotations related to fertility and abundance. This Kilia-type figure, named for an excavation site in what is now Turkey, is one of about 30 such figures known, and is especially rare because it is complete. She is a “stargazer” because her eyes look to the stars above, home of powerful divine forces.

Courtesy & currently located at the Cleveland Museum of Art, USA. Photo taken by Tilemahos Efthimiadis.

prostheticknowledge:

Self-Actualization Replaces The Journey

Game art installation by Jeffrey Scudder uses 4 Playstation consoles together to play Grand Theft Auto IV simultaneously:

A new video game wherein four copies of Grand Theft Auto 4 (PS3) are playable simultaneously via a single controller. The display transitions smoothly between instances. Its title comes from a change made to GTA4’s in-game radio stations in an expansion pack.

Videos, photos and further documentation can be found here