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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPf, Elamite Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 20 in.x 31 in. (50.8 cm. x 78.8 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPf = Darius, Persepolis F: Elamite, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 86. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Elamite text, 68a."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 86: 68a, lines 1-6, top right edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Elamite
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C086
Restrictions:
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
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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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPd, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 34 in.x 37 in. (86.4 cm. x 94 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPd = Darius, Persepolis D: Old Persian only, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 65. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Old Persian text, 69d."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 65: 69d, lines 7-14, center right edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C065
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPe, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 34 in.x 37 in. (86.4 cm. x 94 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPe = Darius, Persepolis E: Old Persian only, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 66. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Old Persian text, 70f."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 66: 70f, lines 7-17, center right edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C066
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPe, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

view Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPe, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 34 in.x 37 in. (86.4 cm. x 94 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPe = Darius, Persepolis E: Old Persian only, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 69. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Old Persian text, 70d."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 69: 70d, lines 16-24, bottom center."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C069
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions", DPe, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

view Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions", DPe, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 34 in.x 37 in. (86.4 cm. x 94 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPe = Darius, Persepolis E: Old Persian only, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 70. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Old Persian text, 70b."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 70: 70b, lines 16-24, top center."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C070
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPe, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

view Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPe, Old Persian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 34 in.x 37 in. (86.4 cm. x 94 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPe = Darius, Persepolis E: Old Persian only, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 71. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Old Persian text, 70g."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 71: 70g, lines 15-24, bottom left edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C071
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPg, Akkadian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

view Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPg, Akkadian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 21 in.x 36 in. (53.2 cm. x 91.4 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPg = Darius, Persepolis G: Akkadian, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 79. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Babylonian text, 67c."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 79: 67c, lines 1-6, top right edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C079
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPg, Akkadian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

view Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPg, Akkadian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 21 in.x 36 in. (53.2 cm. x 91.4 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPg = Darius, Persepolis G: Akkadian, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 80. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Babylonian text, 67f."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 80: 67f, lines 7-12, center top right edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C080
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPg, Akkadian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

view Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPg, Akkadian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 21 in.x 36 in. (53.2 cm. x 91.4 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPg = Darius, Persepolis G: Akkadian, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 81. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Babylonian text, 67g."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 81: 67g, lines 13-18, center bottom right edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C081
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPf, Elamite Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

view Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPf, Elamite Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 48 in.x 72 in. (122 cm. x 183 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPf = Darius, Persepolis F: Elamite, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 60. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Elamite text, 68a."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 60: 68a, lines 1-7, top left and center edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Elamite
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C060
Restrictions:
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
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPg, Akkadian Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 48 in.x 72 in. (122 cm. x 183 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive."
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPg = Darius, Persepolis G: Akkadian, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 76. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Babylonian text, 67b."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 76: 67b, lines 7-24, center and bottom left edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C076
Restrictions:
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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of "Foundation Inscriptions," DPf, Elamite Version, Inscribed on Southern Terrace Wall

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 48 in.x 72 in. (122 cm. x 183 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Southern Terrace Wall
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DPf = Darius, Persepolis F: Elamite, 24 lines, on the south retaining wall of the palace."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 87. Persepolis, Great Terrace inscription. Elamite text, 68b."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The original approach to the Persepolis platform was from the south, but Xerxes blocked that entry when he finished the north-western stairway. Not far from the original southern stairway, Darius the Great had carved, on a single block, four cuneiform texts (DPd and DPe in Old Persian, DPf in Elamite, and DPg in Babylonian). These serve as the 'foundation inscriptions' of Persepolis." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 87: 68b, lines 8-24, center and bottom left edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Elamite
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C087
Restrictions:
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
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

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription of the Time of Shapur II, Middle Persian Version, on Southern Doorway of Main Hall of the Tachara

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 16 in.x 21 in. (40.7 cm. x 53.3 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1931
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Finding Aid.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Additional information from Ernst Herzfeld's sketchbook, SK-V (Skizzenbuch V Persien 1923), reads, "[Page] 2. Persepolis, Tačara, I. Am rechten (östl.) Pfeiler u. Mittelw v. Südhalle (zum ...saal). Am eins gehesen, 9.XII.23; col. 20.VI, 31. Neg. 6932."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "No. 133 ([neg.] 1979) Persepolis, Tachara (the top 12 lines)."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Pahlavi
Middle Persian language
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.M133
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Three Arabic Inscriptions, in Kufic Script, on West Wall of Middle Portico of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 11 in.x 25 in. (27.9 cm. x 63.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "79."
- Additional information from Ernst Herzfeld's sketchbook, SK-V (Skizzenbuch V Persien 1923), reads, "[Page] 52. Persepolis, Tačara, W-Wand v. mitte Vorhalle, Nische."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 23 [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Three inscriptions numbered on back in red 79. For top: see N-108, p.108 and SK-V, p.52. For bottom: see N-108, p.110 and [photo] File 33-67."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A023
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 10 Lines in Naskhi Script, on Pillar inside Southern Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 16 in.x 30 in. (40.6 cm. x 76.2 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Handwritten number in red annotation reads, "86."
- Handwritten annotation in blue annotation reads, "Persepolis, Taĉara, Mittel? d. S-Halle, westl. Pfeiler."
- Sketchbook in Ernst Herzfeld Papers: SK-5, p.54.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 24: [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Ten-line Naskhi dated 881 H., numbered in red 86. See N-108, p.102, SK-V, p.54 and [photo] File 33-79. Melikian, p1.XII, pp.34-35."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A024
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 8 Lines in Naskhi Script, on Window inside Southern Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 14 in.x 26 in. (35.6 cm. x 66 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "86."
- Additional information from Ernst Herzfeld's sketchbook, SK-V (Skizzenbuch V Persien 1923), reads, "[Page] 12. Persepolis, Tačara. Aqqoyunlu Ali S. d. Sult. Khalil S. d. Sult. Uzun Hasan."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 25: [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Eight lines of Naskhi dated ca. 881 H., marked on back in red 91b. Ali b. Khalil b. Hasan, Aqqoyunlu. See N-108, p.101, [SK-V, p.12] and [photo] File 33-71, right."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A025
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 5 Lines in Naskhi Script, on West Wall of Main Hall of the Tachara (Palace of Darius)

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 12 in.x 21 in. (30.5 cm. x 53.3 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Handwritten number in red reads, "80."
- Handwritten annotation in blue reads, "Persepolis Taĉara 723."
- Sketchbook in Ernst Herzfeld Papers: SK-5, p.36.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 26: [no neg.] Persepolis, Tachara. Five lines of Naskhi dated ca. 826 H., marked on back in red 80. See N-108, p.98, [SK-V, p.36] and [photo] File 33-77."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Architecture
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A026
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription Added by Artaxerxes III Ochus, Old Persian Version, on West Stairway of Terrace of the Tachara

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 19 in.x 32 in. (48.2 cm. x 81.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Tachara
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "A3Pa, b, c, d = Artaxerxes III, Persepolis A, B, C, D: Old Persian only, 4 copies with identical text but differing line-division; copy b, in 35 lines, besides the stairway on the west side of the palace of Darius."
Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 107. Persepolis, W. stairway. 75b."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The inscriptions of Artaxerxes I must be dated to the early years of his reign when construction was still in progress. After 459 B.C., no major work was undertaken in Persepolis. The copies of A3P cannot be precisely dated. Given the time needed for erecting the western stairway of the Tachara, these texts may be placed at about 345 B.C." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 107: 75b, lines 11-20, center."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C107
Restrictions:
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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 22 in.x 28 in. (55.9 cm. x 71 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 94. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna. 71a."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 94: 71a, lines 5-11, top left edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C094
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, XPb, Old Persian Version, on the West Panel of the North Stairway of the Apadana

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 24 in.x 32 in. (61 cm. x 81.2 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Apadana
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "XPb = Xerxes, Persepolis B: Old Persian only, in 30 lines, on the north side of the colonnaded hall of Xerxes."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 95. Persepolis, stairway in front of Apadāna. 71c."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. Besides the platform itself, the earliest known monument was undoubtedly the small and yet charming Palace of Darius (the Tachara), which crowns the acropolis at its western quarter. Then Darius planned and partly completed the great audience palace (the Apadāna), a project which was expanded and completed by his son Xerxes. The first four lines of inscription (=XPb) carved on the west panel of the north stairway of the Apadāna were also removed (in two fragments) and eventually housed in the British Museum (No. 118840 and 118841)." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 95: 71c, lines 5-11, top right edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Architecture
Cuneiform inscriptions
Old Persian inscriptions
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C095
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

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