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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16 cm. x 10.8 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.183
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "Imām Dūr from the East. Samarra neg. 394."
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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
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 8.8 cm. x 11.2 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1905
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.175
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "Dūr, General View. Sept. 4, 1905. Neg. (film) II-5 missing."
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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): View of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.4 cm. x 11.5 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.176
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "391 (in blue: 58) Neg. 4443."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "391."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "58."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative. Print marked with Herzfeld's original seal."
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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): View of Inside Cupola of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 cm. x 11.8 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.184
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "Imām Dūr, Inside of Cupola. Samarra neg. 377 (470?)."
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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): View of Inside Cupola of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.3 cm. x 8.6 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.179
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "399 (in blue: 470) Imām Dūr."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "399."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "470."
- 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): Southeast View of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.8 cm. x 11.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.177
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "392 (in blue: 466) Imām Dūr von SO. der Mausoleum des Muslim ibn Quraish. Neg. 4443."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "392."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "466."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Print marked with Herzfeld's original seal."
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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): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, from inside the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 13 in.x 20 in. (33 cm. x 50.8 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A001
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
Summary:
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 1: [no neg]. Imam Dur,478 H. Marked in red "SAM" (Samarra)."
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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 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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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Arabic Inscription on Wall of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 12.1 cm. x 16.9 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.178
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "395 (in blue: 64 congruent to 468) Photo 243. Imām Dūr. Teleaufnahme d. ziegel-inschrift."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "395."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "468."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative. Print marked with Herzfeld's original seal."
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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): View of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur with Arabic Inscription on Upper Wall [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 13.2 cm. x 8.9 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.180
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
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): Colored Reconstruction of Wall Decoration inside the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 25.3 cm. x 36.3 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1905-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1137
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, "Imām Dūr."
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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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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Letter to Max van Berchem, November 10, 1911, Discussing the Inscriptions of the Facades and Inside Walls of the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Berchem, Max van 1863-1921
Physical description:
Correspondence : 1 item (12 leaves) ; 25 cm. x 20.3 cm
Article : 1 item (2 leaves) ; 28.1 cm. x 20.8 cm
1 photographic print : b&w ; 19.5 x 26.1 cm
2 photographic prints : b&w ; 12.5 x 18 cm
Type:
Articles
Correspondence
Drawings
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 07.31.01
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's publication, "Geschichte der Stadt Samarra. Hamburg, Eckardt & Messtorff; Buchhändlerischer Vertrieb durch D. Reimer, Andrews & Steiner, Berlin, 1948," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1948: "Geschichte der Stadt Samarra. Hamburg, Eckardt & Messtorff; Buchhändlerischer Vertrieb durch D. Reimer, Andrews & Steiner, Berlin, 1948, p.281-286."
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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 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Arabic Inscription, Kufic Script, on the Inside Wall of the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.9 cm. x 12.1 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1907
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.181
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "No. : 7. Imām Dūr. Photo Sarre 1907 [in blue: 62 congruent to 469] I Feld der Kufischen Inschrift d. Muslim b. Quraish."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "62."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative. Print marked with Herzfeld's original seal."
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): View of Arabic Inscription, Kufic Script, on the Inside Wall of the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 17 cm. x 12 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Date:
1907
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.182
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
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "No.: 8. 398. [in blue: 63] Imām Dūr. I Feld der Kufischen Inschrift d. Muslim b. Quraish."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "398."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "63."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative. Print marked with Herzfeld's original seal."
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): Letter from Père Anastase-Marie de Saint Elie Discussing the Inscriptions of the Mausoleum Imām al-Dūr and the Cupola at Salmān Pak, December 31, 1912

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Anistās Mārī al-Karmilī, ab 1866-1947
Physical description:
Correspondence : 1 item (1 leaf) ; 21.3 cm. x 13.2 cm
Type:
Correspondence
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Dur
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1912
Topic:
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
History
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.6 07.31.08a
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 handwritten notes reads, "Le 30 Déc. 1912." Translated notes reads, "December 30, 1912."
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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 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 5

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (39 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1910
1910-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Mural painting and decoration
Relief (Sculpture)
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 07.25
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 fourteenth 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; and finally the residential architecture and the baths at Quraina, Wadī al-Muḥḥ, Qāṭūn, Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr Īṣā
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra ; plan aufnahmen 5."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2reads, "Topographical measurements from the northern gate of the city of Samarra to the cantonment of the Khaqan Urtuj."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "Topographical measurements including Zanqūr and Ashnās."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "Topographical measurements including Qantarat al-Rasās."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "Copy of inscriptions of the facades and the inside walls of the so-called Mausoleum Imām al-Dūr; --; --."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "[Shrine of Imam al-Hadi]; Topographical measurements of unidentified location."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 10a and 10b reads, "[Possibly section of the inside walls of the so-called Mausoleum Imām al-Dūr]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "Topographical measurements of area north of the modern city; [Dār al-Khilāfa] (Bayt al-Khalīfah), ornaments collected by Gertrude Bell."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "Topographical measurements of unidentified location; [Tall al-Alīq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "[House XVI]; [House XVI]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "[Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya, the three burials]; Qaṣr al-Āshiq, [T-shaped Hall, Throne Hall]; Qaṣr al-Āshiq, [T-shaped Hall, Throne Hall]; Qaṣr al-Āshiq, [T-shaped Hall, Throne Hall]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "Itinerary to Tell al-Aswad (Ausflug nach Tell al Aswad)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "[House XVI] (Bartus Temple); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6); House II, great courtyard (formerly Haus I, gr. hof). "
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "House III, room 2 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 2); House XII, room 9 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 9); House XII, room 21 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 21 [or] 24); House XII, room 13 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 13 [or] 15); House III, T-shaped Hall, room 23 (formerly Haus II, T-saal, 23)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "House III, room 23 (Haus III, zimmer 23); House III, room 23 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 23); House XII, room 13 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 13 [or] 15); House XII, courtyard [21] (formerly Haus IX, hof 17 [or] 18)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "House XI, T-shaped Hall (formerly Haus VII oder VIII, T-saal); House XII, room 8 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 8); House XI (formerly Haus VII); House XIII, room 5 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 5 [or] 28)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "[House XIV]; House XI, room 1 (formerly Haus VIIb, zimmer i); House XIII, room 7 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 7 [or] 29); House XIII, room 7 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 7 [or] 29)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "House XIII, room 6 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 6 [or] 27); House XII, room 27 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 27 [or] 40); House XII, room 4 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 4); House near Parthian cemetery; House XII, room 15 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 15 [or] 16)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "House II, great courtyard (formerly Haus I, gr. hof); House III, room 28 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 28); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6); House XVII, Jubairiyya (Haus XVII, Djubairiyyah)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "House XV, T-shaped Hall (formerly Haus X, T-saal); [House XVa]; House XVI (formerly Haus XI, Bartus Temple); [House XII, T-shaped Hall, room 4]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "House XVII, Jubairiyya (Haus XVII, Djubairiyyah); House XVII, Jubairiyya (Haus XVII, Djubairiyyah)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 reads, "[House II, ornament 138]."
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Squeezes : 393 items; various dimensions
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Iran
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Tāq-e Bostān Site (Iran)
Date:
1911-1934
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Cuneiform inscriptions, Elamite
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Inscriptions, Pahlavi
Inscriptions, Parthian
Middle Persian language
Old Persian inscriptions
Relief (Sculpture)
Sassanids
Textile design
Local number:
FSA A.6 Series 6
Notes:
- For the Arabic inscriptions, titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Iran in the Ancient East. Archaeological Studies Presented in the Lowell Lectures at Boston. London: Oxford University Press, 1941," and Joseph Upton's Finding Aid
- For the Cuneiform inscriptions, titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on the publication, "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;" and 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 Finding Aid
- For the Middle-Persian and Parthian inscriptions, titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Paikuli: Monument and Inscription of the Early History of the Sasanian Empire; Berlin: D. Reimer, 1924;" Helmut Humbach and Prods O. Skjærvø's publication, "The Sassanian Inscription of Paikuli; Supplement to Herzfeld's Paikuli. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1980;" and Joseph Upton's Finding Aid
Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Series VI: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions."
"Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879-1948) was an orientalist whose many talents led him to explore all phases of Near Eastern culture, from the prehistoric period to Islamic times and from linguistics and religion to art and architecture." [Margaret Cool Root, 1976: "The Herzfeld Archive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 119-124."]
Summary:
- Additional information related to paper squeezes in Arabic language reads, "100 paper squeezes taken at the following archaeological sites: Bistam (Iran), Congregational Mosque, 1 Inscription in Floral Kufic Script, 5 items. Isfahan (Iran), Tomb in Imamzada Ismail Mausoleum and Tomb in Masjid-i Ali, 4 inscriptions, in Kufic and Naskhi Script, 4 items. Kale i Khosrawi (Iran), unidentified building, 1 Inscription in Kufic Script, 1 item. Pasargadae (Iran), Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great, Mashhad-i-Madar-i-Suleiman, 9 inscriptions, 20 items. Pasargadae (Iran), Gate R (Palace with the Relief), 1 inscription, 1 item. Persepolis (Iran), Tachara, 5 Inscriptions, in Kufic and Naskhi Script, 6 items. Rayy (Iran), Tughril Mausoleum, 1 Inscription, 1 item. al-Dūr (Iraq), Mausoleum Imām al-Dūr, 1 inscription, 1 item. Sāmarrā' (Iraq), Balkuwārā Palace, 1 sgraffito, 1 item. Sāmarrā' (Iraq), unidentified building, 1 inscription, 4 items. Shiraz (Iran), Khatun Mausoleum, 2 inscriptions, in Naskhi Script, 2 items. Shiraz (Iran), Shāh Dāi, 3 inscriptions, 3 items. Sunghur (Iran), unidentified gravestone, 2 inscriptions, in Kufic Script, 4 items. Taq-i Bustan (Iran), Sassanid Rock Reliefs, 3 inscriptions, 4 items. Tus (Iran), Haruniya Mausoleum, 4 inscriptions, 10 items. Miscellaneous objects, 33 items related to unidentified Arabic inscriptions on diverse objects and 1 item related to unidentified Cuneiform inscription."
- Additional information related to paper squeezes in Cuneiform writing reads, "129 paper squeezes taken at the following archaeological sites: Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), Tomb of Darius I, 3 inscriptions, DNb: Old Persian Version, 30 items; Akkadian Version, 30 items; Elamite Version, 9 items. Persepolis (Iran), Southern Terrace Wall, 4 "Foundation Inscriptions," DPd: Old Persian Version, 5 items, DPe: Old Persian Version, 7 items, DPf: Elamite Version, 7 items, DPg: Akkadian Version, 8 items. Persepolis (Iran), Apadana, 1 Inscription, XPba, Old Persian Version, 7 items. Persepolis (Iran), Tachara, 4 Inscriptions, XPca: Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite Version, 3 items; XPcb: Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite Version, 5 items; A3Pb: Old Persian Version, 3 items; DPa?: Elamite Version, 1 item. Persepolis (Iran), Hadish, 1 Inscription, XPd(west): Old Persian Version, 1 item. Persepolis (Iran), Palace H, 1 Inscription, A3Pc: Old Persian Version, 4 items. Persepolis (Iran), unidentified, 1 Inscription, XPb? or XPd?: Akkadian Version, 2 items. Sarpul (Iran), Rock Relief depicting Triumph of Annubanini, 1 inscription, Akkadian version, 1 item. Bonze tablets, 'Abdadana Tablet', 3 items; unidentified tablet, 2 items."
- Additional information related to paper squeezes from the Sassanian Inscription of Paikuli (Iraq) reads, "164 paper squeezes taken at the following archaeological sites: Paikuli (Iraq), 1 inscription, Middle-Persian version, 98 items. Paikuli (Iraq), 1 inscription, Parthian version, 63 items. . Paikuli (Iraq), Unidentified inscription, Unidentified version, 2 items. Persepolis (Iran), Tachara, 1 inscription, Middle-Persian version, 1 item."
Publications:
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1910: "Iranische felsreliefs; aufnahmen und untersuchungen von denkmälern aus alt- und mittelpersischer zeit. Berlin, E. Wasmuth A.-G."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1920: "Am Tor Von Asien, Felsdenkmale aus Irans Heldenzeit. Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, A.-G., Verlag in Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1924: "Paikuli: Monument and Inscription of the Early History of the Sasanian Empire; Volume II, containing 228 plates. Berlin: D. Reimer, Ernst Vohsen."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 19230-31: "Archaeologische Mitteilunen aus Iran; Band II and III. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1935: "Archaeologische Mitteilunen aus Iran; Band VII. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1938: "Archaeologische Mitteilunen aus Iran; Band IX. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1941: "Iran in the Ancient East. Archaeological Studies Presented in the Lowell Lectures at Boston. London: Oxford University Press."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions, 1906-1945

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Anistās Mārī al-Karmilī, ab 1866-1947
Berchem, Max van 1863-1921
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926
Becker, Carl Heinrich 1876-1933
Meyer, Eduard 1855-1930
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Dietrich Reimer Verlag (Berlin, Germany)
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum
Verlag Philipp von Zabern
Physical description:
Field notes : 186 items ; drawings, sketches, sketchbooks, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, blueprints, notes, diaries, prints, journals (accounts), publications, articles, clippings, rubbings
Type:
Articles
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Syria
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1906-1945
Topic:
Papyrus
Abbasids
Aerial photography
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Description and travel
Excavations (Archaeology)
History
Inscriptions
Numismatics
Pottery
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 Series 7
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, vol 1," and Alastair Northedge's publication, "An Interpretation of the Palace of the Caliph at Samarra (Dar Al-Khilafa or Jawsaq Al-Khaqani). In Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23."
Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
"Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879-1948) was an orientalist whose many talents led him to explore all phases of Near Eastern culture, from the prehistoric period to Islamic times and from linguistics and religion to art and architecture." [Margaret Cool Root, 1976: "The Herzfeld Archive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 119-124."]
Summary:
"Two campaigns of excavation at Samarra in Iraq, carried out by Ernst Herzfeld on behalf of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin between the years 1911 and 1913 mark the beginning of large-scale archaeological research on Islamic antiquities. During this time, Herzfeld was supported for brief periods by the swiss architect Samuel Guyer, Commander von Ludloff, various technical assistants, and finally Friedrich Sarre, who was the director of the Islamic department at the museum and initiator of the expedition. For most of the time, however, all tasks that today would be divided among a team of archaeologists rested solely on Herzfeld's shoulders: coordinating hundreds of workmen at various sites, measuring buildings, drawing architecture and objects, and cataloging finds, but also negociating with local authorities who were often uncooperative. Still working at a time when the success of a venture such as the Samarra expedition was measured by its spectacular finds in both architecture and precious objects, the immense responsibility for bringing this expedition through the unexplored territories of Islamic archaeology to a successful conclusion presented an enormous physical and psychological challenge. In an effort that from the perspective of modern archaeology must be called Herculean, he excavated and examined nineteen sites [Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya, Shiite Shrine Complex, Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr Īṣā, and the Qaṣr al-Āshiq; the Cemetery at Shabbat al-Hawā; Mausoleum of Imām al-Dūr; Tall al-Alīq; Ḥarba Bridge and finally the residential architecture at al-Quraina, al-Qāṭūn, al-Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr Īṣā, and the baths] and collected a stupendous corpus of material, one that in many respects still forms the foundation for our knowledge of the city of Samarra and ʼAbbāsid art in the 3rd/9th centuries. What is astonishing is that Herzfeld himself considered his achievements during the first campaign in Samarra to be merely a dress rehearsal for the more ambitious second campaign which focused on the Dār al-Khilāfa." [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. Preface, p.IX."]
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1907: "Samarra, Aufnahmen und Untersuchungen zur Islamischen Archaeologie. Behrend & Co, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1912: "Erster Vorläufiger Bericht über die Ausgrabungen von Samarra. Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra I, Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
Friedrich Sarre, 1925: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra II, Die Keramik von Samarra. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra III, Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Berlin."
Lamm, Carl Johan, 1928: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra IV, Das Glas von Samarra. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1930: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra V, Die Vorgeschichtlichen Töpfereien von Samarra. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1948: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra VI, Geschichte der Stadt Samarra. Hamburg, Eckardt & Messtorff; Buchhändlerischer Vertrieb durch D. Reimer, Andrews & Steiner, Berlin."
Northedge, Alastair, 1993: "An Interpretation of the Palace of the Caliph at Samarra (Dar Al-Khilafa or Jawsaq Al-Khaqani). In Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23."
Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein."
Ann C. Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser, 2004: "Ernst Herzfeld and the development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Boston, Massasuchetts: Brill."
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