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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.07: Damascus, Spring 1930; Persepolis, Spring 1931: Sketchbook 18

Catalog Data

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (24 pages) ; 12.1 cm. x 25.3 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Lebanon
Syria
Aleppo (Syria)
Beirut (Lebanon)
Damascus (Syria)
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Other title:
Ernst Herzeld; Skizzenbuch XVIII: Damaskus, Frühjahr 1930; Persepolis, Frühjahr 1931
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
"The field activities of the Persepolis Expedition were initiated by Professor Ernst Herzfeld in Spring 1931, after the French archaeological monopoly had been replaced by the new Antiquity Law, which opened Iran to archaeological field work by other nations. The expedition ended in fall 1939, after the outbreak of World War II. [...] At the end of 1934, Herzfeld was removed from his position as expedition director. He left Persepolis for the last time toward the end of November 1934 and went to London." [Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, "Herzfeld in Persepolis", Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Edited by Ann Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser. Leiden: Brill, 2005. P.137 and P.161]
"Herzfeld returned to Persepolis in 1931 as field director. The project was conducted under the auspices of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, with additional financial assistance from other American individuals and institutions." [Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, "Herzfeld in Persepolis", Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Edited by Ann Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser. Leiden: Brill, 2005. P.146]
Finding aid, based on Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, 1974, is available in the Archives Department and on Internet http://www.asia.si.edu/archives/finding_aids/herzfeld.html#series2
Organization:
Sketchbooks, housed in document boxes and stored on shelves, are organized by Joseph Upton into 13 subject categories
Summary:
- SK-18 is the eighteenth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Aleppo (Syria), Beirut (Lebanon), Damascus (Syria), Istakhr (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XVIII: Damaskus, Frühjahr 1930; Persepolis, Frühjahr 1931."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], [Mausoleum] Sitt al-Sha'm [al-Shughra]: tomb plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0202], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2835]; inscription of 568 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2807]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], [Mausoleum Sitt al-Sha'm al-Shughra]: [Arabic] inscription of 575 H. of Malik al-Mansur, [old Naskhi script, inscribed on panel above pointed arched door of the tomb chamber], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2807]; inscription of Maqbarat al-Bab al-Shaghir, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3436]; and plans of graves of Nur al-din and Sukaina (one or both marked "erledigt [(destroyed)], July 1934, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2830]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], inscription of Nur al-din on stone sarcophagus, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2830]; notes on Nur al-Din Bimaristan inscriptions and decoration."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 4 and 5 reads, "list of photos of [Persia (from 1 to 13)]; Taq-i Bustan [(1; 2; 3; and 14)]; and taken in Damascus [(Syria)] (Apr. 10, 1930) [(from 15 to 72)], continued on following page."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], Arabic inscription of 610 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2809]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)], Raihaniyya [(Turbat al-Raihaniya)]: inscription of 575 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2852] and Sitta Raqiyya of 608 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Damascus [(Syria)](?) [Kamiliyya]: Inscription of 497 H.; Aleppo [(Syria)], Citadel: record of Greek funerary inscription [see FSA A.6 05.1320; FSA A.6 05.1344; FSA A.6 05.1348]; Aleppo [(Syria)], Shadbakatiyya [(Madrasa al-Shadhbakhtiyya)]: inscription above mihrab, Shaihh Makruf, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2774]; Beirut (Lebanon)], fragmentary Kufic inscription, [see FSA A.6 07.31.17]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "[Persepolis (Iran)], [Tripylon (Council Hall), main hall, north jamb of eastern doorway]: [study of the lowest register picturing representatives of all nations of the empire], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1644; FSA A.6 04.GN.1645]
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 10 to 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Apadana, north side, west wing of ceremonial stairway]: [study of reliefs depicting tribute procession], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0267; FSA A.6 04.GN.0968; FSA A.6 04.GN.1156; FSA A.6 04.GN.0991 to FSA A.6 04.GN.0998; FSA A.6 04.GN.1587 to FSA A.6 04.GN.1589; FSA A.6 04.GN.1592 to FSA A.6 04.GN.1609]
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 18 to 21 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Harem of Xerxes]: measured plan of [main wing], [see FSA A.6 05.0865; FSA A.6 05.0868; FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 22 to 25 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], objects found, [April 1931], [see FSA A.6 05.0879]; stone mason's marks, [see FSA A.6 05.1143; FSA A.6 05.1143b; FSA A.6 05.1181]; stone fragments with cuneiform inscription, 8.V.[19]31 and 12.V.[1931], in Harem; also column base from Band-i Amir, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2744]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: pier, doorways, windows and niches, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1647; FSA A.6 04.GN.2743]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)]: masons' marks and Sasanian graffiti, [see FSA A.6 05.1143b; FSA A.6 05.1181]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 28 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: section plan and threshold block, [see FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: left) [ornamental ring stone]; right) [stone] fragments with cuneiform inscription [in west corridor]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 30 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: left) measured sketch of Cornice; right) English [travelers] graffiti."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 31 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: details of door, Harem (?), [see FSA A.6 05.0879]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 32 and 33 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], fragments of stone sculptures [including mason's marks]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 34 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], water channel south of Harem."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 35 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], location of Artaxerxes I find, July 12, 1932; Istakhr [(Iran)], remains of city gate, [see FSA A.6 05.0826], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2411; FSA A.6 04.GN.2412]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 36 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], map of prehistoric remains to south [(prehistoric mounds of Tal-i Bakun)]; Nov. 19, 1931."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], two sections of topographical map. Nov. 20/21, 1931, [see FSA A.6 05.0827]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 39 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], measurements for plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 40 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], trench from north-east corner of Harem to [Throne Hall], March 03, 1932; Istakhr [(Iran)], [excavation sounding No.1]: measurements and cross-section, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 41 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements for plan of prehistoric mound [of Tal-i Bakun)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 42 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 43 reads, "Top) Istakhr [(Iran)], unidentified excavation sounding: plan; bottom) Persepolis [(Iran)], prehistoric ruins [(prehistoric mound of Tal-i Bakun)], [trench from east- west: plan upper level [see FSA A.6 05.0831]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 44 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: plan of section, [see FSA A.6 05.0865; FSA A.6 05.0868; FSA A.6 05.1238]; Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: capital or base (?), [see FSA A.6 05.1169]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 45 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: column and base measurements, [see FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 46 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 47 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 1: continuation of plan on p.42, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 48 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 3: plan."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Repository Loc.:
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Headgear  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Inscriptions, Greek  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Local number:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; SK-18
FSA A.06 02.07.18
Restrictions & Rights:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks 1923-1931
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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