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    Ishtar Gate Analysis

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    Ishtar Gate and Bronze Doors Saint Michael’s Abbey Church II. Analysis of Artwork # 1: a. How does this work relate to its style movement and historical context? The monumental Gate of Ishtar was built in 575 B.C. making use of enamelled bricks which are in cobalt blues and sea greens. The gate is decorated with reliefs of 575 dragons and bulls (BBC Culture‚ 2009). The gate is the most potent symbol of ancient Babylon’s magnificence. The gate was marks the entrance to the city at the beginning

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    Gate of Ishtar

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    Gate Of Ishtar Throughout history‚ art has always been the highlight of mankind. Art has been writing history before language has been created. Our art has written history‚ or even protected us‚ the Gate of Ishtar did its purpose by doing so. A wonderful‚ and very artistic wall built through art‚ this gate was dedicated to the Babylonian goddess‚ Ishtar The Gate of Ishtar was one of the greatest‚ and monumental architectural treasure ever constructed during the Neo-Babylonian and Persian period

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    Descent to Ishtar

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    stop with the rise of social classes. In the ruling classes of Mesopotamia‚ female members held high positions as priestesses‚ queen consorts‚ and in some cases even queens. This urban development can be based on the myth of “The Descent of Ishtar‚” where Ishtar‚ the goddess of sex‚ fertility‚ and war‚ must go to the underworld to rescue her lover Dumuzi. When she is in the underworld‚ all sexual

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    interpretation paper‚ I will explain how each cities people believed they were the chosen ones. In Babylon during Ishtar Gate into Babylonian was built during the Neo-Babyolian time period . The original audience of this Gate were the civilians of the city of Babylon. These civilians social status were merchants of both sexes. In Babylon The Ishtar Gate was built to honor the goddess Ishtar‚ and to give the civilians a sense of security (Bernard‚ Daniel) . This Gate was the 8th gate to enter the city

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    Gilgamesh

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    When it comes to the topic of Gilgamesh rejection towards Ishtar‚ most people will readily agree that his rejection was due to his feelings of inadequacy towards Ishtar. Where this agreement usually ends‚ however‚ is on the question of why Gilgamesh feels this inadequacy and how this is a crucial step on his journey to consciousness. Whereas some are convinced this was not a crucial step‚ but only a supplementary step to the beginning to his consciousness‚ others maintain that this rejection was

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    wild ass” of a man. He helps the animals to escape human dominance that mess with the balance of the world. When Enkidu must come to civilization‚ he has a woman for redemption. He confronts the strong power of a woman’s sexuality‚ which subdues him. Ishtar Uruk’s resident god‚ and the prostitutes in her service epitomize the values of that highly sophisticated urban

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    Ishtar is the Queen of Heaven by the citizens of ancient Mesopotamia. She is often shown winged and bearing arms. In the excerpt‚ Epic of Gilgamesh‚ the Assyrian News Agency Version‚ Ishtar is the goddess of love and fertility‚ also the goddess of war which no latter day king‚ no man alive can equal. This expresses a strong feminist standpoint during the ancient Mesopotamia. Ishtar lures her lovers and then executes them hence; Gilgamesh refused her proposal for marriage. Gilgamesh is afraid of the

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    him‚ only to embrace him and be best friends. “Oppressed by [the] idleness‚” Enkidu and Gilgamesh sets off on a journey to kill the giant Humbaba who has seven fearsome “splendors” as weapons‚ with their axe‚ bow and shield. After slaying the giant‚ Ishtar calls upon Gilgamesh

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    are granted victory by the gods. Despite briefly having experienced fear and humility‚ the two heroes let their success go to their heads and reject the advances of Ishtar‚ the goddess of love. Despite rejecting her‚ Gilgamesh still maintains some humility and does not insult the goddess as gravely as Enkidu does. For these affronts Ishtar convinces the other gods to send down the Bull of Heaven with seven years of famine to punish the two. Through a struggle the two heroes are able to kill the

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    strengthen or by changing their course. For example‚ Gilgamesh insults Ishtar by telling her she does not want her love so she punishes him by sending a Bull of Heaven to kill him. Gilgamesh however‚ defeats the Bull of Heaven‚ “I am Gilgamesh‚ I destroyed Humbaba who lived in the Cedar Forest‚ I grappled with the Bull that came down from heaven‚ and killed him.” (9.29-33) Gilgamesh still acting pretentious and presumptuous then upsets Ishtar‚ “Woe unto Gilgamesh who slandered

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