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In this essay artwork from Greece Iraq and Egypt will be discussed compared and contrasted The first one is a 2nd century copy of The Hope Hygieia sculpture from the Hellenistic period c 130-161 BCE The next one is the Ashurnasirpalll and a Winged Deity relieffrom the Assyrian era c 870 BCE The last one is the Round-Topped Stelaof luf-er-bak during the New Kingdom era c 1391-1353 BCE All of these are from different countries and times with some similarities but are spectacular in their own wayThe Hope Hygieia is a seven feet tall marble statue that represents the goddess of health Hygieia While the other two shows a ceremony this one is just showing a goddess Which is identified by the statues height and shes holding a snake which represents healing Like a lot of Greek statues this one was probably placed in temple or somewhere out for the public to go to and pray for healing or good health It is greatly detailed you can clearly see the creases in her attire fingernails on her hands and the well-defined features on her face and the snakes face and body You can also see the shape of her body through her dress it almost looks like the artist made a full body mold of someone She has waves in her hair like the Ashurnasirpal relief but the style is different and she doesnt have curls She has a relaxed expression with a slight smile on her face as shes looking down at the snake like shes just enjoying its company She looks calm like shes looking down at her sleeping childYou can even see expression on the snakes face it looks like its scheming somethingYou can also see the use of contrapposto in this sculpture She sticks out her right hip and her left knee is bentOne way you can tell shes from the Hellenistic period is that shes very naturalistic unlike the Ashurnasirpalll
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