These files include an overview on the lamassu of ancient Assyria. These massive stone reliefs were used to flank entrances and intimidate visitors to palaces.
This is a two-page project assignment for middle or high school level art.
This document details two projects--one that is a sketch of a hybrid creature, much like the lamassu is a "human-headed winged beast," and a collage of the same composed animal based off of the initial sketch.
The first page gives details and expectations of the assignment; the second page is a rubric for grading the project(s).
The project is a drawing and collage assignment that asks students to consider the purpose of the lamassu to create their own hybrid animal creatures.
Included is a one-page introduction to Assyrian art, particularly the lamassu, human-headed winged bull. It explains the conflict over territories in the area of Mesopotamia (currently Iraq). It features an image of the Assyrian map and an image of the lamassu from Nimrud.
I use this project with my seventh graders in art class, but it can be used in middle or high school levels.
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See this product in action on my art education blog here: http://mrskart.blogspot.com/2014/04/ancient-assyrian-lamassu.html