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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 19 in.x 27 in. (48.2 cm. x 68.6 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Paikuli (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1923
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Helmut Humbach and Prods O. Skjærvø's publication, "The Sassanian Inscription of Paikuli; Part I; Supplement to Herzfeld's Paikuli. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1978." and Joseph Upton's Finding Aid.
Paper squeezes related primarly to two expeditions to Paikuli (Iraq), in 1911 and 1913, as well an excavation campaign carried out on site by Ernst Herzfeld in 1923.
Finding aid available in the Archives Department and on Internet http://www.asia.si.edu/archives/finding_aids/herzfeld.html#series6
Organization:
Papers squeezes are organized in sequential number following language scripts, which are housed in folders, and stored in metal flat files
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Additional information from staff, based on Helmut Humbach and Prods O. Skjærvø's publication reads."Inventory number of the squeeze according to the notes left by Herzfeld is D'.6."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "No. 101 ([neg.] 4410) Pahlavik, unpublished."
- Information from Helmut Humbach and Prods O. Skjærvø's publication reads, "The ruin of the Sassanian monument of Paikuli is situated close to the southern ascent to the [Paikuli] pass. Originally, the monument consisted of a solid square tower. Four identical colossal busts of one and the same king of kings were built into the four walls. The western wall bore a large Middle-Persian inscription (eight rows of blocks, with a total of 46 lines), whereas the eastern wall bore the Parthian version of this (seven rows, with a total of 42 lines, all of them surviving in a fragmentary state. The subject of the inscription, carefully carved and written in perspective, is the quarrel over the succession, between Narseh (293-303) and Varahrān (293). In the course of his first two expeditions, in 1911 and 1913, E. Herzfeld had discovered a total of 97 inscribed blocks (54 Middle Persian, 43 Parthian). On his last visit to Paikuli in 1923, Herzfeld excavated the site and found 30 additional blocks (20 Middle Persian, 10 Parthian), which raise the total number of surviving blocks to 133." [Helmut Humbach and Prods O. Skjærvø's publication, 1980: "The Sassanian Inscription of Paikuli; Supplement to Herzfeld's Paikuli. Wiesbaden: Reichert; pp.13-16."]
Publications:
Helmut Humbach and Prods O. Skjærvø, 1978, "The Sassanian Inscription of Paikuli; Part I; Supplement to Herzfeld's Paikuli. Wiesbaden: Dr. Ludwig Reichert Verlag and Tehran: The Iranian Culture Foundation."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Repository Loc.:
Map case drawers Drawer 49
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
Topic:
Architecture  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Pahlavi  Search this
Inscriptions, Parthian  Search this
Middle Persian language  Search this
Sassanids  Search this
Local number:
M-101
FSA A.6 06.M101
Restrictions & Rights:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_293625