Standard of Ur – Sumerian art

One of the great achievements of the upstart Sumerian culture was their high art. Here is a great example of that prowess.

It's Artalicious!


The standard of Ur is one of the most important artworks made during the Archaic Dynasties in Mesopotamia. It is the most complex expression of mosaic in the Sumerian civilization. This artifact is only 20 cm high and 47 cm long. It is made of nacre, lapis lazuli, red limestone and asphalt. The standard of Urwas made around 2600 BC and the British Museum has it in its collections.

The standard has four sides. The little sides are trapezoid shaped. On it, we can see either men or animals on three levels. The two long sides are the most important one. The mosaics represented on it are named “War” and “Peace”. Each of the panels has three levels and in order to understand them we need to read them from the bottom to the top. The first two levels have to be read left to right, but the higher…

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I am the Founder of The Affirmation Spot, author of Annuanki Awakening, and co-founder of 6 Sense Media. My latest books are the Anunnaki Awakening: Revelation (Book 1 of a trilogy) and The Power to Be You: 417 Daily Thoughts and Affirmations for Empowerment. I have written prolifically on the topics of personal development and human potential for many years. By day, I write sales training for Fortune 100 company. I began studying affirmations and positive thinking after a life-threatening illness at 25. My thirst for self-improvement led him to read the writings of Joseph Campbell, Wayne Dyer, Deepak Chopra, Neale Donald Walsch, and many other luminaries in the fields of mythology and motivation. Over time, I have melded these ideas into my own philosophy on self-development. I have written, recorded, and used affirmations and other tools throughout that time to improve my own life and I have a passion for helping other reach for their goals and dreams. Ray holds a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Secondary Education in Social Studies from University of Kansas. He lives in Spring Hill, Ks with his wife.
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