These are the artworks you should be familiar with for the exam. You do not need to know dates.

These are the artworks you should be familiar with for the exam.  You do not need to know dates.  You should be able to recognize the works, know the culture or time period (Egyptian or Prehistoric, for example), artist or architect if known, and something significant about the work, i.e. materials, purpose, iconography, etc.  

  1. Venus of Willendorf, fig. 1-2
  2. Stonehenge, England, fig. 1-9
  3. Zigguratat Ur,Summerian, fig. 1-11
  4. LawSteleof Hammurabi, Babylonian, fig. 1-17
  5. Front and back of Palette of KingNarmer, Egypt, figs. 1-22 and 1-23
  6. Imhotep, Stepped Pyramid ofDjoseratSaqqara,Eygpt, fig. 1-25
  7. Pyramids atGizeh, Egypt, figs. 1-26 and 1-27
  8. IktinosandKallikrates, the Parthenon, fig. 2-1
  9. Cycladicfigurine, fig. 2-2
  10. Restored view of Palace at Knossos, fig. 2-3
  11. Treasury of Atreus at Mycenae, fig. 2-11
  12. New YorkKouros, fig. 2-16
  13. Kritios Boy, fig. 2-31
  14. Polykleitos,Doryphorus, fig. 2-35
  15. Phidias, Three goddesses from the east pediment of the Parthenon, fig. 2-40
  16. Nike of Samothrace, fig. 2-55
  17. Etruscansarchophagus, fig. 3-4
  18. Temple ofPortunus, fig. 3-10
  19. Colosseum, fig. 3-30
  20. Trajan’s Column, fig. 3-36
  21. Interior of the Pantheon, fig. 3-40
  22. Portrait of Constantine, fig. 3-51
  23. HagiaSophia, interior, fig. 4-12
  24. Mosaic with Emperor Justinian from SanVitaleatRavenna, fig. 4-17
  25. Virgin (Theotokos) andChild between Saints Theodore and George, icon, fig. 4-20
  26. Dome of the Rock, interior fig. 5-3
  27. MalwiyaMinaret from the Great Mosque atSamarra, fig. 5-6
  28. Courtyard of the Lions from the Alhambra, Spain, fig. 5-9
  29. Muqarnasdome from the Hall of theAbencerrajes, Alhambra, fig. 5-10
  30. Mihrabfrom theMadrasaImamiat Isfahan, fig. 5-12

Vocabulary and terms you should be familiar with:

  • Prehistoric
  • Megalithic
  • Post-and-lintel system
  • Mesopotamia
  • sarchophagus
  • Cycladicart
  • Minoan art
  • Mycenaean art
  • tholos
  • Three basic periods of Greek art:  Archaic, Classical, Hellenistic
  • contrapposto
  • stylobate
  • pediment
  • cella
  • pseudoperipteral
  • basilica
  • mosaic
  • tesserae
  • oculus
  • coffering
  • concrete
  • mosque
  • minaret
  • mihrab
  • muqarnas

Review your textbook and use the companion website to study for this exam (practice quizzes, videos and flash cards). Contact your instructor if you have any questions.


Student’s Name:Admission Number:LectureCourse:Date: Venus of Willendorf This is one of the most popular items of prehistoric sculpture. The Venus of Willendorfwas sculpted using oolitic…

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