Victory Stela of Naram-Sin of Akkad
Lecture no. 7 from the course: 30 Masterpieces of the Ancient World
Taught by Professor Diana K. McDonald | 30 min | Categories: The Great Courses Plus Online Music & Fine Art Courses
What makes a king a god? Ponder the visual propaganda behind Naram-Sin’s victory stela. After learning the story of this Akkadian king, you’ll study this monument’s artistic innovation—its realism, its unified composition, and its new approach to narrative. Additional Akkadian art provides perspective on this era’s radical artistic changes.