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Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscriptions, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 68 (Negative Number: 3605). Samaria, palace or museum. Upper facade with painted cornice and panel."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3605
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299171

Samaritan Inscription on Stone at Chorazin Synagogue (Matthew XI, 21) 1890

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Collector:
Palestine Exploration Fund
Physical description:
1 albumen print 008 in x 006 in mounted on 009 in x 007 in
Culture:
Jews
Samaritans
Type:
Photographs
Date:
1890
Cite as:
NAA INV 04053700, Photo lot 158, Palestine Exploration Fund photograph collection of Biblical antiquities and sites, National Anthropological Archives, Smithsonian Institution
Local number:
NAA INV 04053700
See more items in:
Palestine Exploration Fund photograph collection of Biblical antiquities and sites circa 1890-1895
Data Source:
National Anthropological Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_53835
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Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

view Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 72 (Negative Number: 3608). Samaria, palace or museum. End panel, possibly with inscription."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3608
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299174

Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

view Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 71 (Negative Number: 3607). Samaria, palace or museum. Mamluk style."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3607
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299173

Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

view Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 70 (Negative Number: 3606). Samaria, palace or museum. Separate, highly ornamented panel."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3606
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299172

Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

view Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which Text is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 66 (Negative Number: 3602). Samaria, palace or museum. Mamluk style."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3602
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299166

Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

view Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Inscription, which is Extracted from the Old Testament, Part of an Ensemble Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 65 (Negative Number: 3611). Samaria, palace or museum. Mamluk style."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3611
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299164

Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Niche, Crowned by a Muqarnas, Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 18 cm. x 13 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 67 (Negative Number: 3603). Samaria, palace or museum. Ornate, columned niche with display of 19th-20th c. Japanese ceramics."
Additional information from staff reads, "Negative is missing."
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
Antiquities
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3603
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299175

Damascus (Syria): Samaritan Niche, Crowned by a Muqarnas, Belonging to a Private Damascene House [graphic]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sobernheim, Moritz
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 18 cm. x 13 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Syria, Damascus, Damascus
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1900-1907
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 12 reads, "Samaria."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.12: Photo File 12, "Syrian Inscriptions:" Image No. 69 (Negative Number: 3604). Samaria, palace or museum. Ornate, columned niche with display of 19th-20th c. Japanese ceramics."
Additional information from staff reads, "Negative is missing."
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
Antiquities
Archaeology
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3604
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_299176

Curators' Annual Reports, 1881-1964

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Creator:
United States National Museum
Subject:
Kellogg, Remington 1892-1969
Rathbun, Richard 1852-1918
Goode, G. Brown (George Brown) 1851-1896
Wetmore, Alexander 1886-1978
Baird, Spencer Fullerton 1823-1887
Ravenel, W. de C (William de Chastignier) 1859-1933
Walcott, Charles D (Charles Doolittle) 1850-1927
Taylor, Frank H (Frank Hamilton) 1846-1927
Smithsonian Institution Administration
Physical description:
49 cu. ft. (98 document boxes)
Type:
Manuscripts
Collection descriptions
Date:
1881
1881-1964
Notes:
The administration of the United States National Museum required curators to submit regular reports on the activities of the departments, divisions, and sections. Prior to about 1900 these reports were often made monthly and semi-annually as well as annually. The reports were traditionally submitted to the Director of the National Museum to be used in preparing the published Annual Report of the United States National Museum. The individual reports, however, were not reproduced in their entirety in the published Annual Report and generally contain more information than is to be found in the published version.
Reports were stored by the Division of Correspondence and Documents, and later by the Office of the Registrar.
For a description of the record series of which these materials are a part, refer to "Forms part of" above.
Summary:
Includes reports submitted to the Director of the United States National Museum by curators and administrators.
Topic:
Museums--Administration
Museum curators
Local number:
SIA RU000158
See more items in:
Curators' Annual Reports 1881-1964 [United States National Museum]
Data Source:
Smithsonian Institution Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_216750
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The Ether Monument: The Good Samaritan, (sculpture)

Title: Good Samaritan, (sculpture)
view The Ether Monument: The Good Samaritan, (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Sculptor:
Ward, John Quincy Adams 1830-1910
Architect:
Van Brunt, Henry 1862-1903
Medium:
Sculpture: granite; Base: granite and red marble; Fountain: brick and granite
Type:
Sculptures-Fountain
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
Administered by City of Boston Office of Cultural Affairs Boston City Hall, Room 716 Boston Massachusetts 02201
Located Boston Public Garden Near Arlington & Beacon Streets Boston Massachusetts
Date:
1867. Dedicated Sept. 26, 1868
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Public Monument Conservation Project, 1986.
Zoukee, Sophye M., "Adopt-A-Statue Casebook," Boston: City of Boston, 1990, pg. 28.
Boston Art Commission, 1991.
National Park Service, American Monuments and Outdoor Sculpture Database, MA5060, 1989.
Sharp, Lewis I., "John Quincy Adams Ward Dean of American Sculpture," Newark: University of Delaware Press, 1985, no. 44, pg. 168.
Monumental News, Dec. 1894, pg. 594; May 1914, pg. 311.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, Massachusetts survey, 1993.
SOS Conservation Treatment Award, 1998.
SOS Conservation Notification Report, 2001.
Summary:
In the center of a large square fountain basin is a tall square granite base topped with a sculpture depicting a bearded man in robe and turban (the good samaritan) attending a wounded reclining male figure who appears unconscious. Around the center section of the base, there is an inscription panel on each side. The inscription panels are bordered by a decorative frieze, flanked by pairs of polished red granite columns, and topped with a small tre-foil shaped marble relief. The relief on the front depicts the performance of surgery; the relief on the right depicts an allegory of the triumph of science; the relief on the rear depicts a field hospital with a wounded soldier in the care of a surgeon; and the relief on the left depicts the Angel of Mercy descending toward a reclining figure. A water spout on each side of the base is designed as a lion head.
Topic:
Figure group--Male
History--Arts & Sciences--Medicine
Occupation--Medicine--Doctor
Allegory--Arts & Sciences--Science
Occupation--Military--Soldier
State of Being--Illness--Wound
Architecture--Civic--Hospital
Religion--Angel
Animal--Lion
Control number:
IAS MA000002
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_14517
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Syrian Inscriptions (Photo File 12)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Volume one : 3 folders (128 photographic prints); b&w ; 29.2 cm. x 22.8 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Lebanon
Iraq
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Tripoli (Lebanon)
Palmyra (Syria)
Date:
1904-1946
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- "Photo File 12", which was assembled by Joseph Upton, provides 128 photographic prints of Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, and Samaritan inscriptions found at Tripoli (Lebanon), Damascus (Syria), and Palmyra (Syria), as well as family portraits of Moritz Sobernheim and Ernst Herzfeld.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "The prints are from three sources: (1) those from glass negatives; (2) those from cut film; and (3) those for which there are no negatives. The Archive contains Herzfeld's glass negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850. Of most of these he had blueprints made which he had arranged in 16 binders by general categories, irrespective of the number on the negative. These formed the nucleus for the preparation of the Photo Files. The 16 binders of blueprints have been replaced by Photo Files, Nos. 1-16. The prints in each File are arranged in the same order as the blueprints; and the number of the negative is enclosed in parentheses. Following a brief identification, is a reference to the place where the print has been published, if that is the case and such publication has been located."
- "Photo File 12" is composed of 128 photographic prints, made from the following glass plates, "FSA a.6 04.GN.3210; FSA a.6 04.GN.3189; FSA a.6 04.GN.3190; FSA a.6 04.GN.3197; FSA a.6 04.GN.3212; FSA a.6 04.GN.3211; FSA a.6 04.GN.3856; FSA a.6 04.GN.3862; FSA a.6 04.GN.3865; FSA a.6 04.GN.3547; FSA a.6 04.GN.3550; FSA a.6 04.GN.3422; FSA a.6 04.GN.3546; FSA a.6 04.GN.3859; FSA a.6 04.GN.3858; FSA a.6 04.GN.3861; FSA a.6 04.GN.3860; FSA a.6 04.GN.3863; FSA a.6 04.GN.3864; FSA a.6 04.GN.3579; FSA a.6 04.GN.3582; FSA a.6 04.GN.3425; FSA a.6 04.GN.3541; FSA a.6 04.GN.3424; FSA a.6 04.GN.3544; FSA a.6 04.GN.3545; FSA a.6 04.GN.3548; FSA a.6 04.GN.3539; FSA a.6 04.GN.3532; FSA a.6 04.GN.3533; FSA a.6 04.GN.3451; FSA a.6 04.GN.3453; FSA a.6 04.GN.3454; FSA a.6 04.GN.3456; FSA a.6 04.GN.3457; FSA a.6 04.GN.3391; FSA a.6 04.GN.3850; FSA a.6 04.GN.3776; FSA a.6 04.GN.3406; FSA a.6 04.GN.3423; FSA a.6 04.GN.3401; FSA a.6 04.GN.3403; FSA a.6 04.GN.3400; FSA a.6 04.GN.3404; FSA a.6 04.GN.3405; FSA a.6 04.GN.3399; FSA a.6 04.GN.3407; FSA a.6 04.GN.3402; FSA a.6 04.GN.3531; FSA a.6 04.GN.3601; FSA a.6 04.GN.3586; FSA a.6 04.GN.3552; FSA a.6 04.GN.3592; FSA a.6 04.GN.3594; FSA a.6 04.GN.3600; FSA a.6 04.GN.3771; FSA a.6 04.GN.3774; FSA a.6 04.GN.3866; FSA a.6 04.GN.3527; FSA a.6 04.GN.3529; FSA a.6 04.GN.3780; FSA a.6 04.GN.3779; FSA a.6 04.GN.3767; FSA a.6 04.GN.3766; FSA a.6 04.GN.3589; FSA a.6 04.GN.3580; FSA a.6 04.GN.3581; FSA a.6 04.GN.3769; FSA a.6 04.GN.3611; FSA a.6 04.GN.3602; FSA a.6 04.GN.3603; FSA a.6 04.GN.3605; FSA a.6 04.GN.3604; FSA a.6 04.GN.3606; FSA a.6 04.GN.3607; FSA a.6 04.GN.3608; FSA a.6 04.GN.3609; FSA a.6 04.GN.3612; FSA a.6 04.GN.3427; FSA a.6 04.GN.3428; FSA a.6 04.GN.3078; FSA a.6 04.GN.3079; FSA a.6 04.GN.3080; FSA a.6 04.GN.3081; FSA a.6 04.GN.3082; FSA a.6 04.GN.3083; FSA a.6 04.GN.3084; FSA a.6 04.GN.3085; FSA a.6 04.GN.3086; FSA a.6 04.GN.3087; FSA a.6 04.GN.3088; FSA a.6 04.GN.3089; FSA a.6 04.GN.3090; FSA a.6 04.GN.3091; FSA a.6 04.GN.3092; FSA a.6 04.GN.3093; FSA a.6 04.GN.3094; FSA a.6 04.GN.3095; FSA a.6 04.GN.3429; FSA a.6 04.GN.3430; FSA a.6 04.GN.3431; FSA a.6 04.GN.3432; FSA a.6 04.GN.3433; FSA a.6 04.GN.3434; FSA a.6 04.GN.3342; FSA a.6 04.GN.3247; FSA a.6 04.GN.3770; FSA a.6 04.GN.3574; FSA a.6 04.GN.3568; FSA a.6 04.GN.3576; FSA a.6 04.GN.3577; FSA a.6 04.GN.3575; FSA a.6 04.GN.3569; FSA a.6 04.GN.3570; FSA a.6 04.GN.3571; FSA a.6 04.GN.3240; FSA a.6 04.GN.3595; FSA a.6 04.GN.3522; FSA a.6 04.GN.3610; FSA a.6 04.GN.3597; FSA a.6 04.GN.3572; FSA a.6 04.GN.3573; FSA a.6 04.GN.3655; FSA a.6 04.GN.3695; FSA a.6 04.GN.3584; FSA a.6 04.GN.3758; FSA a.6 04.GN.3246; FSA a.6 04.GN.3761."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Inscriptions, Aramaic
Inscriptions, Greek
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.12
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_366278

The Oldest-Known Carving of the 10 Commandments Is Going up for Auction

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Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Tue, 01 Nov 2016 16:29:57 +0000
Blog Post Category:
Smart News
Smart News History & Archaeology
Description:

In the great tradition of construction workers stumbling across archaeological wonders, in 1913, workers building a railroad station near the present-day city of Yavneh, now in western Israel, made a surprising discovery. They found a stone slab with ancient writings carved into its face. As it turns out, this humble-seeming tablet is actually the oldest inscription of the Biblical 10 Commandments known to exist. Now, it’s going up for auction—with one little catch, Sarah Pruitt writes for History.com: the tablet has to be put on public display.

Known as the “Samaritan Decalogues,” the tablet was likely carved in the late Roman or Byzantine era sometime between 300 and 500 A.D. and may have graced the entryway to a long-crumbled synagogue. While not quite as old as the Dead Sea Scrolls, which date back to the first century B.C., this tablet is the oldest-known carving of the moral code shared by Judaism, Christianity and Islam alike.

"There is nothing more fundamental to our shared heritage than the 10 Commandments," David Michaels, director of antiquities for Heritage Auctions, which is handling the tablet’s sale, says in a statement.

However, the tablet didn’t end up in a museum right away. It was presumably taken home by one of the construction workers and ended up in his courtyard. There it sat over the next 20 years or so, until it was acquired in 1943 by an archaeologist, Marice Richter reports for Reuters. The tablet went into his private collection until his death in 2000, after which Shaul Deutsch, a rabbi and founder of the Living Torah Museum in Brooklyn, New York, purchased it.

The tablet is an interesting piece of history not only for what was written on it, but who carved it in the first place. Most people probably know of the Samaritans as they relate to the Bible’s iconic parable about the so-called Good one, but fewer may be aware that these people played an interesting role in the history of the region, Benyamim Tsedaka writes in The Israelite Samaritan Version of the Torah. An offshoot of Judaism, the Samaritans claim their religious practices are closer to those of the earliest Jews, as their ancestors stayed in their homeland. According to their beliefs, those who follow traditional, rabbinical Judaism practice a form of the religion altered by their ancestors’ exile from the region, as told in Exodus.

"Their sect has endured through the centuries alongside traditional Jews, Pagans, Christians, and Muslims, so the 10 Commandments Stone is uniquely important to many different faiths and cultures," Michaels says in a statement.

The tablet is certainly a rare find, though it does come with a pretty big stipulation for prospective buyers. Under the original agreement with the term stipulated by the Israel Antiquities Authority allowing the two-foot tall, 200-pound slab to leave Israel in the first place, it has to be put on public display, Eileen Kinsella reports for artnet News. While the hefty opening bid of $250,000 might be a turn-off for buyers who want it for the prestige, the fact that the tablet will have to stay in the public eye is a boon for Biblical scholars and history-lovers alike.

Proceeds from the auction, which includes other items from the collection of the Living Torah Museum, will go towards expanding and upgrading the museum's facilities, including the addition of a full-scale reconstruction of the Tabernacle of Solomon's Temple. The auction will be held on November 16.

Topic:
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Data Source:
Smithsonian Magazine
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The Good Samaritan, (painting)

Artist:
J., V.
Type:
Paintings
Exhibition Catalogs
Date:
1876
Notes:
Appears in exhibition catalog as entry no. 783 (Sale info: TO BE AUCTIONED).
"Drawn and painted with striking power." [P. 57; the catalogue reproduces an inscription on the picture which reads: Top line, "A = D:C:XX"; and, bottom line, "V.J." The word "signed" follows this inscription.]
Catalogue. Executrix's Sale of Mr. Thomas Thompson's Extensive and Valuable Collection of Ancient and Modern Pictures being the Most Important and Costly Collection ever offered in this Country, to be sold at auction, positively without reserve, by Henry H. Leeds & Miner, commencing on Monday, Feb. 7th, 1870, at 11 o'clock precisely, and continuing, day and evening, until all are sold, at the Leeds Art Galleries, 817 & 819 B'way, S.W. corner 12th Street, New York. They may be viewed on and after Monday, January 24th, at the Galleries as above, and at the Galleries, No. 831 Broadway, over Messrs. Campion & Stuart's Dry Goods Mart, and Dunham's Music Rooms. Printed by John Polhemus, 102 Nassau St., N.Y.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Good Samaritan
Figure male
Control number:
AECI 03070782
Data Source:
Pre-1877 Art Exhibition Catalogue Index
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_aeci_63783

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Persian Architecture (Cyanotypes File 12)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Folder : 1 volume (124 cyanotype prints); b&w ; 16 cm. x 21.7 cm
Type:
Cyanotypes
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Lebanon
Iraq
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Tripoli (Lebanon)
Palmyra (Syria)
Date:
1904-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- "Photo File 12", which was assembled by Joseph Upton, provides 128 photographic prints of Arabic, Aramaic, Greek, and Samaritan inscriptions found at Tripoli (Lebanon), Damascus (Syria), and Palmyra (Syria), as well as family portraits of Moritz Sobernheim and Ernst Herzfeld.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "The prints are from three sources: (1) those from glass negatives; (2) those from cut film; and (3) those for which there are no negatives. The Archive contains Herzfeld's glass negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850. Of most of these he had blueprints made which he had arranged in 16 binders by general categories, irrespective of the number on the negative. These formed the nucleus for the preparation of the Photo Files. The 16 binders of blueprints have been replaced by Photo Files, Nos. 1-16. The prints in each File are arranged in the same order as the blueprints; and the number of the negative is enclosed in parentheses. Following a brief identification, is a reference to the place where the print has been published, if that is the case and such publication has been located."
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers; Cyanotypes File 11" is composed of 338 cyanotype prints (blueprints), made from the following glass plates, "FSA a.6 04.GN.3210; FSA a.6 04.GN.3189; FSA a.6 04.GN.3190; FSA a.6 04.GN.3197; FSA a.6 04.GN.3212; FSA a.6 04.GN.3211; FSA a.6 04.GN.3856; FSA a.6 04.GN.3862; FSA a.6 04.GN.3865; FSA a.6 04.GN.3547; FSA a.6 04.GN.3550; FSA a.6 04.GN.3422; FSA a.6 04.GN.3546; FSA a.6 04.GN.3859; FSA a.6 04.GN.3858; FSA a.6 04.GN.3861; FSA a.6 04.GN.3860; FSA a.6 04.GN.3863; FSA a.6 04.GN.3864; FSA a.6 04.GN.3579; FSA a.6 04.GN.3582; FSA a.6 04.GN.3425; FSA a.6 04.GN.3541; FSA a.6 04.GN.3424; FSA a.6 04.GN.3544; FSA a.6 04.GN.3545; FSA a.6 04.GN.3548; FSA a.6 04.GN.3539; FSA a.6 04.GN.3532; FSA a.6 04.GN.3533; FSA a.6 04.GN.3451; FSA a.6 04.GN.3453; FSA a.6 04.GN.3454; FSA a.6 04.GN.3456; FSA a.6 04.GN.3457; FSA a.6 04.GN.3391; FSA a.6 04.GN.3850; FSA a.6 04.GN.3776; FSA a.6 04.GN.3406; FSA a.6 04.GN.3423; FSA a.6 04.GN.3401; FSA a.6 04.GN.3403; FSA a.6 04.GN.3400; FSA a.6 04.GN.3404; FSA a.6 04.GN.3405; FSA a.6 04.GN.3399; FSA a.6 04.GN.3407; FSA a.6 04.GN.3402; FSA a.6 04.GN.3531; FSA a.6 04.GN.3601; FSA a.6 04.GN.3586; FSA a.6 04.GN.3552; FSA a.6 04.GN.3592; FSA a.6 04.GN.3594; FSA a.6 04.GN.3600; FSA a.6 04.GN.3771; FSA a.6 04.GN.3774; FSA a.6 04.GN.3866; FSA a.6 04.GN.3527; FSA a.6 04.GN.3529; FSA a.6 04.GN.3780; FSA a.6 04.GN.3779; FSA a.6 04.GN.3767; FSA a.6 04.GN.3766; FSA a.6 04.GN.3589; FSA a.6 04.GN.3580; FSA a.6 04.GN.3581; FSA a.6 04.GN.3769; FSA a.6 04.GN.3611; FSA a.6 04.GN.3602; FSA a.6 04.GN.3603; FSA a.6 04.GN.3605; FSA a.6 04.GN.3604; FSA a.6 04.GN.3606; FSA a.6 04.GN.3607; FSA a.6 04.GN.3608; FSA a.6 04.GN.3609; FSA a.6 04.GN.3612; FSA a.6 04.GN.3427; FSA a.6 04.GN.3428; FSA a.6 04.GN.3078; FSA a.6 04.GN.3079; FSA a.6 04.GN.3080; FSA a.6 04.GN.3081; FSA a.6 04.GN.3082; FSA a.6 04.GN.3083; FSA a.6 04.GN.3084; FSA a.6 04.GN.3085; FSA a.6 04.GN.3086; FSA a.6 04.GN.3087; FSA a.6 04.GN.3088; FSA a.6 04.GN.3089; FSA a.6 04.GN.3090; FSA a.6 04.GN.3091; FSA a.6 04.GN.3092; FSA a.6 04.GN.3093; FSA a.6 04.GN.3094; FSA a.6 04.GN.3095; FSA a.6 04.GN.3429; FSA a.6 04.GN.3430; FSA a.6 04.GN.3431; FSA a.6 04.GN.3432; FSA a.6 04.GN.3433; FSA a.6 04.GN.3434; FSA a.6 04.GN.3342; FSA a.6 04.GN.3247; FSA a.6 04.GN.3770; FSA a.6 04.GN.3574; FSA a.6 04.GN.3568; FSA a.6 04.GN.3576; FSA a.6 04.GN.3577; FSA a.6 04.GN.3575; FSA a.6 04.GN.3569; FSA a.6 04.GN.3570; FSA a.6 04.GN.3571; FSA a.6 04.GN.3240; FSA a.6 04.GN.3595; FSA a.6 04.GN.3522; FSA a.6 04.GN.3610; FSA a.6 04.GN.3597; FSA a.6 04.GN.3572; FSA a.6 04.GN.3573; FSA a.6 04.GN.3655; FSA a.6 04.GN.3695; FSA a.6 04.GN.3584; FSA a.6 04.GN.3758; FSA a.6 04.GN.3246; FSA a.6 04.GN.3761."
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
Archaeology
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Inscriptions, Aramaic
Inscriptions, Greek
Inscriptions, Samaritan
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.CY.12
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
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(Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, South Entrance Portal Relief Figures,) (sculpture)

view (Shrine of the Immaculate Conception, South Entrance Portal Relief Figures,) (sculpture) digital asset number 1
Sculptor:
Lawrie, Lee Oskar 1877-1963
Contractor:
McShain, John
Architectural firm:
Maginnis, Walsh and Kennedy
Medium:
Reliefs: stone
Type:
Sculptures-Relief
Sculptures-Architectural component
Sculptures-Outdoor Sculpture
Sculptures
Owner/Location:
National Shrine of the Immaculate Conception Michigan Avenue & 4th Street, N.E South Entance Portal, flanking center doors Washington District of Columbia
Date:
Dedicated Nov. 20. 1959
Notes:
Index of American Sculpture, University of Delaware, 1985
Goode, James M., "The Outdoor Sculpture of Washington, D.C., A Comprehensive Historical Guide", Washington, D.C., Smithsonian Institution Press 1974, pg. 330-331.
Save Outdoor Sculpture, District of Columbia survey, 1993.
Michael Richman, SAAM curatorial assistant, 1967-1969.
Summary:
Eight panels which frame the center doors on the south side of the shrine. Four reliefs are positioned vertically on each side of the entrance. Each relief depicts full-length, draped figures illustrating scenes from the story of the Annunciation. The reliefs on the left side of the doors depict figures from the Old Testament and the reliefs on the right side of the doors depict figures from the New Testament. An inscription appears beneath each of the reliefs.
Top relief, left side depicts a standing male draped from the waist and a female figure seated on some steps. The two figures look into each others eyes. Second relief, left side depicts a standing male figure playing a flute next to a standing female figure holding a tambourine. The third relief, left side depicts a standing male figure carrying a staff in his proper right hand. His proper left arm is around the shoulders of a female figure standing on his proper left holding a sickle in her proper right hand. His head is tilted in the direction of the female figure. The bottom relief, left side depicts a standing female figure with upraised hands accompanied by a female figure playing cymbals. The head of an elderly male figure appears at their feet. The top relief, right side depicts a standing male figure holding a cross in his proper left hand. He raises his proper right hand over the head of a seated female figure on his proper right. She looks up at him and raises her proper left arm. The second relief, right side depicts two standing male figures looking up at the heavens. The bearded figure on the right raises both of his arms upward. The third relief, right side depicts two standing female figures facing each other. The bottom relief, right side depicts a standing female figure followed by an elderly male beggar, a Roman soldier, and a younger man. The figures represented on the left are Sarah and Isaac, Mary, the sister of Moses and Moses, Ruth and Naomi, Judith and her maidens. The figures represented on the right are John the Baptist, Elizabeth, Anne and Simeon, Mary and Martha, and the Samaritan woman with the people of Samaria.
Topic:
Religion--New Testament--Mary
Religion--New Testament--Martha
Religion--New Testament--Good Samaritan
Religion--Saint--St. John
Religion--Saint--St. Anne
Religion--Saint--St. Simeon
Religion--Old Testament--Sarah
Religion--Old Testament--Isaac
Religion--Old Testament--Moses
Religion--Old Testament--Naomi
Religion--Old Testament--Ruth
Religion--Old Testament--Judith
Object--Musical Instrument--Tambourine
Object--Musical Instrument--Cymbal
Object--Musical Instrument--Flute
Emblem--Cross
Control number:
IAS 77006553
Data Source:
Art Inventories Catalog, Smithsonian American Art Museums
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_ari_22448

The Liberator, Vol. XXIV, No. 16

view <I>The Liberator, Vol. XXIV, No. 16</I> digital asset number 1
Created by:
The Liberator, American, 1831 - 1865
Edited by:
William Lloyd Garrison, 1805 - 1879
Published by:
Isaac Knapp, American, 1808 - 1858
Printed by:
J.B. Yerrington & Son, American
Medium:
ink on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (closed): 25 1/4 × 18 3/8 in. (64.1 × 46.7 cm)
Type:
newspapers
Place printed:
Boston, Suffolk County, Massachusetts, United States, North and Central America
Date:
April 21, 1854
Description:
A copy of the abolitionist newspaper The Liberator, Vol. XXIV, No. 16 dated April 21, 1854. The paper is printed on a single bi-folded sheet of paper with text printed on the front and back of the four (4) pages. The name "E. Richards" is handwritten in black ink vertically at the top right facing side of the first page.
Topic:
African American
Activism
Antislavery
Journalism
Mass media
Resistance
Slavery
Social reform
Societies
United States--History--1815-1861
Credit Line:
Collection of the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture, Gift from the Liljenquist Family Collection
Object number:
2016.166.41.3
Rights:
No Known Copyright Restrictions
See more items in:
National Museum of African American History and Culture Collection
Collection title:
Liljenquist Family Collection
Classification:
Slavery and Freedom Objects
Documents and Published Materials-Published Works
Data Source:
National Museum of African American History and Culture
EDAN-URL:
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