You can remember to follow these 6 easy steps (or questions) in order to make a complete commentary of each work of art. That's only a system to remember what you have to comment/interpret, not to follow literally in the exam, ok?
If you have any question, please use the comments below (and sign your comment) or ask me in class.
How to interpret an object/ picture/ work of art...
1- What is it?
2- Who did it? or Which civilization?
3- Which is its approximate date?
4- How is it? (form, material, decoration, theme...)
5- What information from the past does it give us? (facts, government, population...)
6- What was it used for? (function)