The Sumerian art is complex and decorated with clay is the material most commonly used. Stone, wood and metal had to be imported into Sumer. Painting and sculpture, the medium is used and the most important art was used primarily for religious purposes.
The Sumerian art had marble figures in three dimensions with a clear hierarchy in size. The largest of the statues of the god of vegetation, almost 30 inches tall. A number of laws and religious sculptures and is the mother goddess. Mother goddesses worshiped hoped the fertility of women and cultures. These statues were the nearest. Smaller than were the priests and believers were smaller. All the statues were on their heads and clasped hands with a cylindrical body, there is no distinction between the sexes. Clasped hands, the posture of prayer or representation “of wanting or waiting for nothing.” In the body of Sumerian art all the statues is simple, with the exception of the face. This reinforces the power of the dominant eye side. Eyes wide, inlaid with colored stones or enamels, make them stand out.” —http://www.hypsenoia.com/tag/sumerian-art
Ancient Mesopotamia Bread
14 oz. flour
1 cup of water
1/2 teaspoon of salt
Mix the water, flour, and salt together slowly. Then knead the dough and form it into flat round patties.
Cover the dough with a cloth and let it sit overnight. The next day, bake it in an oven at 350°F for 30 minutes.
A Sumerian riddle:
A house with a foundation like heaven,
A house which like a … vessel has been covered with linen,
A house which like a goose stands on a (firm) base,
One with eyes not opened has entered it,
One with open eyes has come out of it.
The answer: It is the school.