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Dbachmann. Standard of Ur. Digital image. Wikipedia. N.p., 12 Dec. 2005. Web. 17 Nov. 2015.
How did the artist's choice of materials for the Standard of Ur affect its narrative's ability to be understood?
The figures are in profile and frontal views enabling it to be easily understood.
The figures have squat proportions and rounded forms as in the figures from Tell Asmar.
The materials create a contrast between the spatial sections of the artwork.
The artwork depicts an important military victory and depicts a panorama of figures from all classes of Sumerian society with semiprecious materials.