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Aleppo (Syria): (left) Ernst Herzfeld, Moritz Sobernheim, and Two Unidentified Members of the Expedition; (right) Inscription of Abu Bakr, on Wooden Panel [graphic]

Catalog Data

Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 12 cm. x 9 cm
Glass negatives
Aleppo (Syria)
The monuments and inscriptions of Northern Syria were surveyed and collected between 1908 and 1914 by Moritz Sobernheim and Ernst Herzfeld as part of a broader project, sponsored by the Institut de France, that of Max van Berchem's "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum." The drawings are related to this survey as well as additional expeditions to Aleppo (Syria) carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in 1907, 1908, 1910, 1914, 1916, 1917, 1918, and 1930.
Photo File 15, vol. 2, image No. 313
Finding aid available in the Archives Department and on Internet
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves."
- Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 15, vol. 2 reads, "(left) Standing: Herzfeld, Sobernheim, Guyer (?) [unidentified]; (right). Inscription Abu Bakr."
- Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.15: Photo File 15 (3 vols.), "Aleppo," Subseries 4.15.2: vol. 2; Image No. 313 (Negative Number: 3512). (a) Herzfeld, Sobernheim, Guyer (?) [not Guyer] and Arab; (b). wooden panel. Inscription Abu Bakr."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Repository Loc.:
Shelves 31.b.1
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
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Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
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Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3512
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives