ART 80A: PART THREE GUIDE

Required images & readings for the Aegean Bronze Age & 1st Millennium Near East

[reference in brackets are to assigned readings in the textbooks]

AEGEAN BRONZE AGE
Cycladic
Akrotiri on Thera
Minoan
Mycenaean
1ST MILLENNIUM NEAR EAST
Neo-Assyrian
Neo-Babylonian
Persian
Museum Abbreviations
AMC = Archaeological Museum of Chania (in western Crete)
AMK = Archaeological Museum of Kea
ANM = National Museum in Athens
CM = Chora Museum (near Pylos)
GFM = Nicholas P. Goulandris Foundation Museum (Athens)
HM = Herakleion Museum (Crete)
MPT = Museum of Prehistoric Thera

NM = Nauplion Museum (on the coast of the eastern Peloponnesos)

I. Cycladic Art (ca. 3000-1400 BC; Higgins pp. 53-64; 128)

II. Akrotiri on Thera (a.k.a. Santorini; everything dates to before ca. 1620 or 1500 BC; Higgins pp. 98-102)

A. Building Delta, room 2: Room of the Lilies (a.k.a., "Spring Fresco"; Higgins fig. 111); complete wall is 90" high (2.5m); ANM

B. Building Beta

C. House of the Ladies

D. Xeste 3 (paintings not yet on public display)

E. West House: wall paintings from the upper floor (plan); ANM

III. Minoan Crete (Higgins pp. 16-52; 74-75; 81; 94-98; 103-106; 127; 130; 135-136; 153-165; 180-185)

IV. Mycenaean Art & Architecture (i.e., Late Helladic; Higgins pp. 65-73; 76-94; 106-127; 130-135; 136-153; 165-180; 184-188)

V. Bronze Age Interconnections

VI. The End of the Bronze Age

VII. Neo-Assyrian Art & Architecture (Frankfort pp. 143-199)