“Ram Caught in a Thicket”
Lecture no. 5 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 29 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
Explore the fertility theme in the first 3-D sculpture of the course. “Ram Caught in a Thicket” was excavated from the Great Death Pit at Ur. In addition to telling us about royal burials, the sculpture tells us about the society’s wealth, its relationship with animals, and the religious role of the rulers and lords.