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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Unglazed Ceramic Vessels, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.1 cm. x 16.8 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.070
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Handwritten annotation on photograph reads, "299 [IN-299]; 300 [IN-300]; 307 [IN-307]."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Ceramic Vessels, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 9.7 cm. x 16.9 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.081
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Handwritten annotation on photograph reads, "311 [IN-311]; 312 [IN-312]; 313 [IN-313]; 317 [IN-317]; 323 [IN-323]."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Ceramic Vessels, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 9.9 cm. x 16.8 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.083
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Handwritten annotation on photograph reads, "305 [IN-305]; 304 [IN-304]."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Ceramic Vessels, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10 cm. x 16.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.084
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Handwritten annotation on photograph reads, "306 [IN-306]; 303 [IN-303]."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Ceramic Vessel, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 7.7 cm. x 8.2 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.093
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Handwritten annotation on photograph reads, "IN-373."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): The Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa: View towards the Old City [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8.7 cm. x 29.4 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Panoramas
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.139
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 6: Geschichte Der Stadt Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption in German reads, "Fortsetzung nach rechts."
Translated publication caption by Joseph Upton reads, "Pl. IV b. Joins FSA A.6 04.20.138 at right."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative. Print marked with Herzfeld's original seal."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1948: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 6; Geschichte Der Stadt Samarra. Verlag Von Eckardt & Messtorff, Hamburg. Andrews and Dietrich Reimer, in Berlin. Tafel IV, bottom."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragment of Prehistoric Artifact, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8.4 cm. x 10 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Animals in art
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.003
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
- Original publication caption reads, "63a. IN-376; Abb. 51; Ähnlicher Tierkopf mit Ausguβröhre und aufgelegten Formen; Fundort: Am parthischen Friedhof. B.M. London."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Sarre, Friedrich, 1925: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2; Die Keramik von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Abb. 51, No.63a; p.17."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Prehistoric Vessels, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.3 cm. x 15.9 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Animals in art
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.011
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "93. IN-301; Ähnlicher, etwas gröβerer Krug; B.M. London; Fundort: Parthischer Friedhof."
Original publication caption reads, "93. IN-302; Taf. II4; Abb. 68; Roh geformter kleiner Krug (bastûqah) mit zwei Henkeln; Fundort: Am parthischen Friedhof. B.M. London."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Sarre, Friedrich, 1925: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2; Die Keramik von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin; Abb. 68, No.93; p.26; Plate II, top."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Ceramic Vessels, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8.1 cm. x 16.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.052
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Tafel XXXV. Mesopotamische Keramik; 6 = 249; 7 = 234; 8 = 255."
Additional information in publication reads, "249. IN-310; Taf. XXXV 6; Abb. 149; Kleiner Napf auf Ringfuβ; B.M. London; Fundort: Shabbat el-Hamri."
Additional information in publication reads, "234. IN-309; Taf. XXXV 7; Abb. 139; Nachahmung eines zylinderförmigen Napfes wie 230; B.M. London; Fundort: Parthischer Friedhof."
Additional information in publication reads, "255. IN-308; Taf. XXXV 8; Abb. 154; Bruchstücke eines gelbbraun glasierten Napfes; B.M. London."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Sarre, Friedrich, 1925: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2; Die Keramik von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate XXXV, 5, and Plate I, 6, 7."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Prehistoric Vessels and Artifacts, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 22.7 cm. x 29.7 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Excavations (Archaeology)
Parthians
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1111h
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1
Summary:
- Original caption reads, "Samarra - Book 3."
- Additional information reads, "IN-368; IN-368; IN-371."
- "During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā (which Herzfeld transcribes as Shabbat al-Hawīy) located right on the rift north of the city, they found a pre-Islamic cemetery beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery, better known from Herzfeld's diary as the Parthian cemetery, was explored between May 15 - 25. No other trace of settlement, which would have explained the existence of a cemetery, was found and Herzfeld decided to give up searching for it." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.14."]
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Prehistoric Vessels and Artifacts, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 22.7 cm. x 29.7 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Parthians
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1111i
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1
Summary:
- Original caption reads, "Samarra - Book 3."
- Additional information reads, "IN-356; IN-355; IN-357; IN-357; IN-358; IN-366."
- "During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā (which Herzfeld transcribes as Shabbat al-Hawīy) located right on the rift north of the city, they found a pre-Islamic cemetery beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery, better known from Herzfeld's diary as the Parthian cemetery, was explored between May 15 - 25. No other trace of settlement, which would have explained the existence of a cemetery, was found and Herzfeld decided to give up searching for it." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.14."]
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Prehistoric Vessels and Artifacts, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 22.7 cm. x 29.7 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Parthians
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1111k
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1
Summary:
- Original caption reads, "Samarra - Book 3."
- Additional information reads, "IN-342; IN-338; IN-339; IN-340; IN-345; IN-344."
- "During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā (which Herzfeld transcribes as Shabbat al-Hawīy) located right on the rift north of the city, they found a pre-Islamic cemetery beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery, better known from Herzfeld's diary as the Parthian cemetery, was explored between May 15 - 25. No other trace of settlement, which would have explained the existence of a cemetery, was found and Herzfeld decided to give up searching for it." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.14."]
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Prehistoric Vessels and Artifacts, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 22.7 cm. x 29.7 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Parthians
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1111l
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1
Summary:
- Original caption reads, "Samarra - Book 3."
- Additional information reads, "IN-329; IN-330; IN-331; IN-334; IN-333; IN-332."
- "During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā (which Herzfeld transcribes as Shabbat al-Hawīy) located right on the rift north of the city, they found a pre-Islamic cemetery beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery, better known from Herzfeld's diary as the Parthian cemetery, was explored between May 15 - 25. No other trace of settlement, which would have explained the existence of a cemetery, was found and Herzfeld decided to give up searching for it." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.14."]
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Unglazed Ceramic Vessels, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.5 cm. x 16.5 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Excavations (Archaeology)
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.061
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 2: Die Keramik von Samarra."
Summary:
Handwritten annotation on photograph reads, "294 [IN-294]; 295 [IN-295]; 297 [IN-297]."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Prehistoric Vessels and Artifacts, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 22.7 cm. x 29.7 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Animals in art
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Parthians
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1111g
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1
Summary:
- Original caption reads, "Samarra - Book 3."
- Additional information reads, "IN-372; IN-388; IN-376; IN-376; IN-390; IN-390; IN-390."
- "During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā (which Herzfeld transcribes as Shabbat al-Hawīy) located right on the rift north of the city, they found a pre-Islamic cemetery beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery, better known from Herzfeld's diary as the Parthian cemetery, was explored between May 15 - 25. No other trace of settlement, which would have explained the existence of a cemetery, was found and Herzfeld decided to give up searching for it." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.14."]
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Prehistoric Vessels and Artifacts, Found in the Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 22.7 cm. x 29.7 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Parthians
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1111j
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1
Summary:
- Original caption reads, "Samarra - Book 3."
- Additional information reads, "IN-347; IN-348; IN-351; IN-352; IN-349; IN-350; IN-353; IN-354."
- "During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā (which Herzfeld transcribes as Shabbat al-Hawīy) located right on the rift north of the city, they found a pre-Islamic cemetery beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery, better known from Herzfeld's diary as the Parthian cemetery, was explored between May 15 - 25. No other trace of settlement, which would have explained the existence of a cemetery, was found and Herzfeld decided to give up searching for it." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.14."]
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): The Pre-Islamic Cemetery Located at Shabbat al-Hawa: View towards the Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil and the Old City [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8.8 cm. x 29.4 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Shabbat al-Hawa
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Panoramas
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.20.138
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 6: Geschichte Der Stadt Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption in German reads, "Blick von al-Latwa (Steinzeitliches Gräberfeld) auf die Gr. Moschee und die Stadt."
Translated publication caption by Joseph Upton reads, "Samarra. Pl. IV a. Blick von al-Latwa (Steinzeitliches Gräberfeld) auf die Gr. Moschee und die Stadt."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative. Print marked with Herzfeld's original seal."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1948: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 6; Geschichte Der Stadt Samarra. Verlag Von Eckardt & Messtorff, Hamburg. Andrews and Dietrich Reimer, in Berlin. Tafel IV, top."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Finds, Sketchbook 3

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (47 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Parthians
Pottery
Relief (Sculpture)
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 07.14
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket
Summary:
- The third of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā (Manqūr); the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr Īṣā, and the Qaṣr al-Āshiq; the residential architecture and the baths; and finally the pre-Islamic cemetery located at Shabbat al-Hawā (Parthian cemetery, Shabbat al-Hawīy)
- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to 16 houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into, for instance, House Va or XIb, naming in all 24 different sites. [...]. Unfortunately, Herzfeld changed the numbering of the houses a third time when he finished the final drawings for the publication, including only 14 houses. [...]. In those cases in which Herzfeld noted on his field sketch either the name of the area or the new numbering of the house we can at least identify the site. These records indicate al-Quraina (Qurainah) as the location of Houses I-VI, connect al-Qāṭūn with House XI, the area of Ṣūr Īṣā with Houses VIII and IX, and a House XVII with Jubairiyya." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.121."]
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra 3; Funde."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "IN-319: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-319: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-320: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-321: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-322: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-323: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-324: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-327: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-329: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "IN-330: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-331: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-332: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-333: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-334: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-336: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-337: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-338: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-338: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "IN-339: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-340: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-341: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-342: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-343: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-344: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-345: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-346: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "IN-347: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-348: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-351: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-352: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-349: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-350: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-353: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "IN-354: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-355: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-356: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-358: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-357: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-358: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "IN-361: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-362: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-363: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-365: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-364: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-366: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-366: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-366: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-368: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-368: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "IN-370: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-371: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-372: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-373: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-374: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-375: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "IN-376: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-377: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-378: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-381: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-382: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-383: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-380: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-384: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "IN-385: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-386: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-388: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-392: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-390: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-390: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-391: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-393: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "--; IN-443: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-440: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; IN-444: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "IN-444: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-441: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; IN-445: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-447: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "IN-448: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-451: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-451: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-450: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-452: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-450: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-450: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-449: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "IN-452: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-454: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-456: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-455: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-457: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-458: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-458: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; IN-458: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-474: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-473: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "IN-471: Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; IN-429: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-430: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-423: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-430: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-430: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-425: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-422: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "IN-421: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-424: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-420: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-416: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-489: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-490: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; IN-490: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "IN-483: Balkuwārā; IN-481: Balkuwārā; IN-481: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]; IN-481: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "IN-484: Balkuwārā; IN-482: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]; IN-485: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "--; IN-487: Balkuwārā; IN-483: Balkuwārā; IN-483: Balkuwārā; IN-493: Jubairiyya and Balkuwārā (Djubairiyah u. Manqūr)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "IN-487: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]; IN-485: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "IN-511: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; IN-511: Qaṣr al-Āshiq."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "IN-511: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; [IN-507: Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-500: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-501: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-501: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-501: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "IN-505: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-505: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-506: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-508: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-509: [House at Ṣūr Īṣā (Haus bei Ṣūr Īṣā)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 45, 45a and 46 reads, "IN-510: [House at Ṣūr Īṣā (Haus bei Ṣūr Īṣā)]; IN-517: Dār al-Khilāfa (Bayt al-Khalīfah)."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Finds, Sketchbook 2

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (46 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Pottery
Relief (Sculpture)
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 07.13
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket
Summary:
- The second of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr Īṣā, and the Qaṣr al-Āshiq; the residential architecture and the baths; and finally the pre-Islamic cemetery located at Shabbat al-Hawā (Parthian cemetery, Shabbat al-Hawīy)
- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to 16 houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into, for instance, House Va or XIb, naming in all 24 different sites. [...]. Unfortunately, Herzfeld changed the numbering of the houses a third time when he finished the final drawings for the publication, including only 14 houses. [...]. In those cases in which Herzfeld noted on his field sketch either the name of the area or the new numbering of the house we can at least identify the site. These records indicate al-Quraina (Qurainah) as the location of Houses I-VI, connect al-Qāṭūn with House XI, the area of Ṣūr Īṣā with Houses VIII and IX, and a House XVII with Jubairiyya." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.121."]
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra 2; Funde."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "IN-215: House XIV, T-shaped hall ([formerly] Haus VIII, T-saal); IN-215; IN-206: House XI, north room ([formerly] Haus VII, nord zimmer); IN-206; IN-207: House XI, west room ([formerly] Haus VII, westen zimmer); IN-206; IN-219: House XIII, room 11 ([formerly] Haus IX, zimmer ii); IN-225: House XII, room 6 ([formerly] Haus IX, zimmer 6); IN-209: House XIII, room 1 ([formerly] Haus IX, zimmer i); IN-208: House III ([formerly] Haus V)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "IN-66: [Malwiyya minaret]; IN-67: [Malwiyya minaret]; IN-68: [Malwiyya minaret]; IN-195: [House I, north room]; IN-98: [House III, north room (formerly Haus II, nord zimmer)]; IN-100: [House III, north room (formerly Haus II, nord zimmer)]; IN-104: [House IV (formerly Haus III)]; IN-118: [House II, west room (formerly Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-127: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-136: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-123: [House III, west room (formerly Haus II, westen zimmer)]; IN-121: [House III, east room (formerly Haus II, ost zimmer)]; IN-127: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-143: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "IN-145: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-161: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-161; IN-184: [House IX (formerly Haus VI)]; IN-198: [House IX, room 2 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 2)]; IN-203: [House IX, room 23 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 23)]; IN-177: [House VI, northeast room (formerly Haus V, nordost zimmer)]; IN-178: [House VI, northeast room (formerly Haus V, nordost zimmer)]; IN-189: [House IX, room 4 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 4)]; IN-201: [House X, room 30 and 31 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 30 und 31)]; IN-97: [House III, north room (formerly Haus II, nord zimmer)]; IN-114: [House IV (formerly Haus III)]; IN-118: [House II, west room (formerly Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-118: [House II, west room (formerly Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-118: [House II, west room (formerly Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-142: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-131: [House VII (formerly Haus V)]; IN-201: [House X, room 30 and 31 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 30 und 31)]; IN-105: [House IV (formerly Haus III)]; IN-119: [House II, west room (formerly Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-223: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]; IN-223: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]; IN-118: [House II, west room (formerly Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-127: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-127: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-223: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]; IN-223: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "IN-113: [House I, north room (formerly Haus I, nord zimmer)]; IN-113: [House I, north room (formerly Haus I, nord zimmer)]; IN-113: [House I, north room (formerly Haus I, nord zimmer)]; IN-122: [House III, east room (formerly Haus II, ost zimmer)]; IN-137: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-138: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-144: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-139: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-144: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-144: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-144: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-144: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-144: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-147: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-154: [House VII (formerly Haus V)]; IN-155: [House VII (formerly Haus V)]; IN-162: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-162: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-162: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-191: [House IX (formerly Haus V)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "IN-165: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-203: [House IX, room 23 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 23)]; IN-205: [House IX (formerly Haus VI)]; IN-193: [House IX, room 1 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer i)]; IN-205: [House IX (formerly Haus VI)]; IN-205: [House IX (formerly Haus VI)]; IN-202: [House IX, room 9 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 9)]; IN-226: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]; IN-226: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]; IN-224: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]; IN-88: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-90: [House II, room 27 (formerly Haus I, zimmer 27)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "IN-92: [House II, east room (formerly Haus I, ost zimmer)]; IN-89: [House V (formerly Haus IV)]; IN-91: [House IV, room 6 (formerly Haus III, zimmer 6)]; IN-94: [House III, north room (formerly Haus II, nord zimmer)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "IN-115: [House II, west room (formerly Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-96: [House III, north room (formerly Haus II, nord zimmer)]; IN-179: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-190: [House VIII (formerly Haus V)]; IN-101: [House III, north room (formerly Haus II, nord zimmer)]; IN-181: [House VII, northeast room (formerly Haus V, nordost zimmer)]; IN-99: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-99: [House III (formerly Haus II)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "IN-124: [House III, west room (formerly Haus II, westen zimmer)]; IN-146: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-171: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-180: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-197: [House IX, room 3 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 3)]; IN-192: [House IX, room 1 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer i)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "IN-150: House VIa, courtyard (formerly Haus V, hof); IN-200: House IX, room 2 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 2); IN-172: [House VI, northeast room (formerly Haus V, nordost zimmer)]; IN-158: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-173: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "IN-133: [House VIIa, bath (formerly Haus V, bad)]; IN-132: [House VII, bath (formerly Haus V, bad)]; IN-174: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-148: [House VI (formerly Haus V)]; IN-183: [House VIIa, Weaver House (formerly Haus V, Weber Haus)]; IN-159: [House VIIa (formerly Haus V)]; IN-213: [Bath I, west of Great Mosque]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "IN-220: House XIII, room 12 ([formerly] Haus IX, zimmer 12); IN-57: [F.]; IN-211: [Bath II, west of Great Mosque]; IN-222: House XII, room 10, bath ([formerly] Haus IX, zimmer 10, bad); IN-222: House XII, room 10, bath ([formerly] Haus IX, zimmer 10, bad); IN-227: House XII, room 20 ([formerly] Haus IX, zimmer 20); IN-241: Great Mosque (Gr. moschee)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "IN-242; IN-242; IN-243; IN-243; IN-249: House VII ([formerly] Haus V); IN-245: F.; IN-246: F.."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "IN-244; IN-247: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-248: [House III (formerly Haus II)]; IN-251; IN-250; IN-250; IN-250."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "IN-252; IN-252; IN-251; [IN-509]; [IN-1032: west of Great Mosque]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "[IN-1031]; IN-262: [House XIII (formerly Haus IX)]; IN-256; IN-259: House XIII ([formerly] Haus IX); IN-261: [House XIII (formerly Haus IX)]; IN-269: [House XIII (formerly Haus IX)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "IN-265: [House XIII (formerly Haus IX)]; IN-265: [House XIII (formerly Haus IX)]; IN-260: [House XIII (formerly Haus IX)]; IN-268: khirr Gzêïgi; IN-288; IN-270: [Kūrah]; IN-287: [Kūrah]; IN-288."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "IN-287: [Kūrah]; IN-284: [Kūrah]; IN-288; IN-284: [Kūrah]; IN-265: [House XIII (Haus IX)]; IN-284: [Kūrah]; IN-284: [Kūrah]; IN-285: [Kūrah]; IN-292: Kūrah."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "IN-292: Kūrah; IN-292: Kūrah; IN-293: [Kūrah]; IN-293: [Kūrah]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "IN-294: [Kūrah]; IN-294: [Kūrah]; IN-293: [Kūrah]; IN-293: [Kūrah]; IN-327: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-327: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-294: [Kūrah]; IN-283: [Kūrah]; IN-326: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-283: [Kūrah]; IN-283: [Kūrah]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "IN-273: [Kūrah]; IN-274: [Kūrah]; IN-275: [Kūrah]; IN-276: [Kūrah]; IN-277: [Kūrah]; Harwarān; IN-286: [Kūrah]; IN-325: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "IN-295: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-296: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-297: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-298: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-299: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-299: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-300: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "IN-301: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-302: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-303: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-305: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-304: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-306: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-307: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-308: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 45 and 46 reads, "IN-309: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-310: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-311: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-312: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-313: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-314: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-315: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-316: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-317: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Finds Journal

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Notebook: 1 volume (190 pages) ; 43.3 cm. x 27 cm
Type:
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1910-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Antiquities
Art of the Islamic World
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 07.01
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Summary:
- Original caption in German reads, "Fund Journal." Translated caption in English reads, "Finds Journal."
- Additional information for the first campaign reads, "Herzfeld started to excavate at the Great Mosque of Samarra on January 9 and finished the work on February 26, 1911 [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-1 through IN-46]. The same day that the excavation in the Great Mosque was closed, work began at al-Quraina. Here, Houses I-X were excavated mainly during March and the first week of April 1911. Work on House IX continued through May since outstanding fresco paintings were discovered there [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-47 through IN-50; IN-61 through IN-65; IN-69 through IN-205; IN-208]. In the first week of April, Herzfeld split his groups of workers to be able to examine three more sites simultaneously. In a two-day campaign he cleared House XI at Qātūn [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-206 and IN-207]. At the same time, excavation began on a residential complex situated to the west of Ṣūr Īṣā palace [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-209; IN-215 through IN-227; IN-257 through IN-266]. Finally two baths were discovered to the west of the Great Mosque [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-210 through IN-214; IN-267]. Activity at all three sites ended between April 9 and 11. Herzfeld spent the third week of April documenting the excavations in the Great Mosque and registering small finds. In the second half of May [May 8-28] Herzfeld started to work on two more sites. During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā, they found a pre-islamic cemeterey beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery was explored between May 15-25 [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-295 through IN-384; IN-477 through IN-480]. A second excavation was carried out in what Herzfeld then referred to as House XVII (May 15-28) north of Jubairiyya [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-385 through IN-403]. More excavations of residential architecture were undertaken to the north of the modern city in an area called 'kūra,' [May 8-13] [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-270 through IN-294]. With a few of the remaining workers Herzfeld moved to the Qaṣr al-Āshiq on May 28, only to leave them on June 3 for the first of a series of excursions he took in the course of both campaigns. He returned as late as June 30 [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-404 through IN-476]. On the way back he visited the mausoleum at al-Dūr for the first time. On July 13, Herzfeld complained that work in Āshiq had not brought results. In an attempt to change this situation he sent his trusted friend Shaul to Ḥilla to hire workmen from this region. With a total of 70 workers he began to clear structures at Manqūr during the last week of July that soon turned out to be the central audience hall of Balkuwārā [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-481 to IN-488; IN-491 to IN-499]. On August 30, Herzfeld, convinced of the need for plans in order to obtain funding for a second campaign in Samarra, decided to stop the excavation at Manqūr immediately and to suspend all excavations for two more months until the arrival of Friedrich Sarre in October 1911. During the first week of December 1911, Herzfeld was still at work finishing the leveling of Qaṣr al-Āshiq [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-500 through IN-508]. Only now, in the last two weeks of the first campaign in Samarra [December 9-25], were Viollet's finds examined. On the last day before he left {December 9-11], Bartus by chance found a building on the west side of the Shāri al-Aẓam. The walls were covered with a set of frescoes showing human figures and various animals, the most interesting so far discovered in this campaign [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-513 to IN-516]. [The last registered entry (IN-553) for the first campaign in Samarra reads, "December 18, 1911."]. On December 25, Bedri Bey arrived at Samarra and drew up an official letter ending the campaign according to the proposal of both Sarre and Herzfeld. An inventory of all the finds and tools was made and they were prepared for storage." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003. p. 11-19."]
- Additional information for the second campaign reads, "The second campaign's excavation was mainly concerned with the Dār al-Khilāfa. According to the Finds Journal, The first find (IN-554) of the second campaign was collected and registered on December 3, 1912. Finds registered as IN-554 through IN-829 were carefully listed with sketches, location, description, date of discovery, inventory number and cross-references to photographs and sketchbooks. The last find of the second campaign (IN-1004) has no date since dates of discovery were consistently provided through IN-948 only."
- Additional information for the end section of the Finds Journal reads, "The remaining registered finds (IN-1005 through IN-1161) appear to have been unconsistently listed at a later period. Sketches, location, description, date of discovery, and cross-references to photographs and sketchbooks are partly missing for most of the entries. The locations appear to cover various excavated sites from both the first and the second campaign in Samarra."
- Additional information from staff reads, "IN-874 (7/9, p.2)."
Publications:
Leisten, Tomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003. p.10-19."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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