Archaeology and art history are based on observation and comparison. For your first paper, I am asking you to select one from among the works of art or architecture that are included in the file “Paper 01 Unknowns.” Choose wisely: you are asked to write an essay on it of about 700 words (1000

Archaeology and art history are based on observation and comparison. For your first paper, I am asking you to select one from among the works of art or architecture that are included in the file “Paper 01 Unknowns.” Choose wisely: you are asked to write an essay on it of about 700 words (1000

words max). The paper should include a detailed description of the work that you pick and a comparison between it and one or two of the works that we have looked at in class and are included in the PowerPoints. The main goal is for you to argue the identity of the “unknown” work of art – in terms of material, origin, date, author and meaning – on the basis of your own description of it and comparison with one or two “known” works. You do not need to be right – it is not a guessing game– but you need to be convincing, that is, you need to build an argument for the “

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