...arrival of Babylonians and Assyrians, Sumerian art was mainly based on clay writings. Their original art, cuneiform writing, involved writing on clay, metal, or wood using a stylus shaped like a wedge. Sumerians used cuneiform to write or draw their most important cultural and religious figures mainly the gods and goddesses. The cuneiforms mainly represented objects and was not used for scholarly purposes in the original form. Diagram 1 below shows an example of a female head carved in limestone and wood.
Diagram 1: Sumerian Original Art: Female Head
Source: (Janson and Anthony n.p.)
However, when the Babylonians arrived, they introduced their culture to the Sumerians... College: Visual Arts and Film...