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 http://www.asia.si.edu/archives/finding_aids/herzfeld.html#series4
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."
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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