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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (22 pages) ; 11.8 cm. x 25.3 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Syria
Aleppo (Syria)
Ḥamāh (Syria)
Maʻarrat al-Nuʻmān (Syria)
Date:
1914
Other title:
Ernst Herzeld; Skizzenbuch XXXIV: 3 Haleb
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook captions and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
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.
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-34 is the the thirty-fourth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on inscriptions, archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Aleppo (Syria), Hama (Syria), Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria), .
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXXIV: 3 Haleb"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Mosque of al-Sharaf: Mameluke cartouche and entablature, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3470]; Zikki Mosque, inscription and bosse; [unidentified] minaret."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Takkiyya Bairam Baba [(Bahramiyya Mosque)]: entablature and inscription; Mosque of al-Aqsarawi (Zawiya al-Djunsiyya): entablature with Arabic inscription in Naskhi Mameluke script, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3805], inscription; Saqaq Tavil, inscription."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Djami Mawazini [(Mosque al-Mawazini)]: inscriptions and decorative panel."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Djami Mawazini [(Mosque al-Mawazini)]: notes; Qastal Bizzī [(Qastal Sahat Bizza)]: Mameluke blazon, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3228]; Sabil Shaikh Haidari; [Sabil Ali Bay, on fountain wall: Arabic inscription in Naskhi Mameluke script], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3057]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), inscription of Shaikh Ma<U+02BF>süd; [Mausoleum of Shaikh Faris]: Arabic inscriptions [in Naskhi Ayyubid script], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3149]; Sabil Ali Bay, on fountain wall: Arabic inscription in Naskhi Mameluke script], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3057]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 5 to 8 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), sketch for plan of citadel wall."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), notes on minaret of Mosque of al-Dabbagha al-'Atiqa, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3248; FSA A.6 04.GN.3486]; details Utrush inscription; cartouche [(circular cedallion)] of Bai bogha Saif al-din on Qastal Hammam al-Tall, [see FSA A.6 05.0098]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Farafra Khanqah: notes on mihrab, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3334]; Bab Antakeya: Arabic inscription, in Kufic script, [see FSA A.6 05.0032], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3384; FSA A.6 04.GN.3387]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Farafra Khanqah: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0041; FSA A.6 05.0088]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Farafra Khanqah: plan and details of mihrab, [see FSA A.6 05.0041; FSA A.6 05.0088]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Farafra Khanqah: ornament in vault over entrance portal, [see FSA A.6 05.0017], [FSA A.6 04.GN.3364]; notes on Madrasa al-Kamiliyya, [ FSA A.6 05.0002]; notes on Madrasa al-Firdaus (al-Firdaws), [ FSA A.6 05.0838]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), [Salihin Cemetery], Turbat Ali al-Harawi: notes and inscriptions on lintel of basalt door and basin, [see FSA A.6 05.0102; FSA A.6 05.0103]; [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3152; FSA A.6 04.GN.3156]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), [Salihin Cemetery], Turbat Ali al-Harawi: plan and elevation of tomb, [see FSA A.6 05.0094; FSA A.6 05.0267; FSA A.6 05.0267; FSA A.6 05.0268; FSA A.6 05.0295], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3151]; and Sabil inscription."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Tawashi fountain: [transcription of Arabic inscription]; Madrasa al-Kamiliyya, [transcription of Arabic inscription]; Maqamat, Mausoleum of Qarasunqur, haram, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3705]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Maqamat, Mausoleum of Qarasunqur: [entrance] portal, cartouche, inscription 703 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Bab Antakeya: measured plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0032]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 18 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Great Mosque: Inscription in hall."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 19 to 22 reads, "Aleppo (Syria), Great Mosque, lower tier of northern and western facades of minaret: Arabic inscription bands, in floral Kufic script, [see FSA A.6 05.0038]; [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3217; FSA A.6 04.GN.3219; FSA A.6 04.GN.3220]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 23 reads, "Khan al-Sibl, between Sarmin (Syria) and Ma'arrat al-Nu'man (Syria): plan, elevation, architectural detail, and cartouche, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3366]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 24 reads, "Sarmin (Syria), [Friday] Mosque: plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 25 reads, "Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria), [Maqam Nabi Allah Yusha]: [measured elevation of antique column] capitals, [see FSA A.6 05.0204; FSA A.6 05.0206]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria), [Maqam] Nabi Allah Yusha: plan, elevation of minaret and [antique column] capital, [see FSA A.6 05.0175; FSA A.6 05.0176; FSA A.6 05.0205], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3837]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria), Great Mosque: details of [fountain], [see FSA A.6 05.0154; FSA A.6 05.0154a]; [architrave with Greek letters in courtyard and haram], [see FSA A.6 05.0331]; two basalt doors, [see FSA A.6 05.0330]; Arabic inscriptions and decorative plaque, [see FSA A.6 05.1359]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria), Abu al-Fawaris Madrasa: plan, elevation of entrance portal, as well as squinch and architect signature, [see FSA A.6 05.0196; FSA A.6 05.1279; FSA A.6 05.1280], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3833]; [Friday Mosque]: antique capitals, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3376]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: [cartouche with Arabic inscription, on minaret], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3114; FSA A.6 04.GN.3418]; notes on [wooden] minbar, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3112; FSA A.6 04.GN.3117]; notes on window with inscribed architrave, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3116; FSA A.6 04.GN.3409]; Mameluke blason, [see FSA A.6 05.0261a]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 33 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque, khazna in courtyard: Arabic inscription inscribed on stone column "H," [see FSA A.6 05.1367], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3416a]; and Mameluke cartouche [in Suq] [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3697]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "Hama (Syria), [Mosque] of al-Hasanain: sketch of room with dome and exterior, [see FSA A.6 05.0084; FSA A.6 05.0085; FSA A.6 05.0258]; Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: Arabic inscription on window C, [see FSA A.6 05.1360], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3118; FSA A.6 04.GN.3421]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 35 reads, "Hama (Syria), [Nur al-Din Mosque]: [column base and capital] of Mihrab of Abu al-Fida, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3701], [see FSA A.6 05.0242]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "Hama (Syria), [Nur al-din Mosque]: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0125]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "Hama (Syria), [Nur al-din Mosque]: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0125]; note on minaret of Abu'l fidā Mosque and inscription on capital, [see FSA A.6 05.0242]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 39 reads, "Hama (Syria), Djami Nūrī [Nur al-din Mosque], [mihrab]: [arabesque scroll depicting animals and vegetal ornaments], [see FSA A.6 05.0221; FSA A.6 05.0221a; FSA A.6 05.0221b]; Arabic inscriptions, in Naskhi script, [see FSA A.6 05.0241a]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 40 reads, "Hama (Syria), [Mosque and Mausoleum of Abu al-Fida]: notes on tomb; sketch of mihrab columns; Arabic inscription [see FSA A.6 05.1366]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "Hama (Syria), Dj. Nūrī [Nur al-din Mosque], [minbar]: [ornamental border], [see FSA A.6 05.0145], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3704]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 43 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque, [courtyard]: Mameluke blason above window "C," [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3118]."
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:
Archaeology  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Arabic  Search this
Inscriptions, Greek  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Local number:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; SK-34
FSA A.06 02.13.34
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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