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

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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
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?)."
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
Religious buildings
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.184
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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_294981

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

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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
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."
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
Religious buildings
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.179
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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_294980

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

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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
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."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.177
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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_294977

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

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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
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."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.175
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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_294974

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

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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
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."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.176
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_294976

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

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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
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."
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
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.183
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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_294982

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

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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
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."
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
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.178
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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_294978

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Mausoleum Imam al-Dur with Arabic Inscription on Upper Wall [graphic]

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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
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
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.180
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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_294979

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, from inside the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur

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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
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)."
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
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A001
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_294724

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

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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
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."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.06 07.31.01
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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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289218

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Arabic Inscription, Kufic Script, on the Inside Wall of the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

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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
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
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.181
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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_294983

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Arabic Inscription, Kufic Script, on the Inside Wall of the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic]

view Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Arabic Inscription, Kufic Script, on the Inside Wall of the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [graphic] digital asset number 1
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
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
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Archaeology
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.182
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_294984

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Colored Reconstruction of Wall Decoration inside the Mausoleum Imam al-Dur [drawing]

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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
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."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Abbasids
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Local number:
FSA A.06 05.1137
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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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289627

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Balad, Mausoleum of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Naqi [graphic]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.6 cm. x 6 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Balad
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Notes:
Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik."
Summary:
Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "Muh'd bei Balad. cf. 23-3."
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
Topic:
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.19.276
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_294455

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Balad, Mausoleum of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Naqi [graphic]

view Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Balad, Mausoleum of Imam Muhammad ibn al-Naqi [graphic] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.8 cm. x 17 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Balad
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Notes:
- Accession number and title are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Photo File 22 and Photo File 23 were arranged in Albums labeled "Paläste und Moscheen-I and -II", respectively. These two Albums apparently were arranged by Herzfeld with a view to a publication of the architecture of the palaces, mosques and private houses of Samarra which was never prepared. According to Joseph Upton, the only identification, written on the backs of the prints which were glued to the Album page, had a first number in red crayon used in the captions as the negative number. In some cases, an additional number is given in blue crayon, possibly indicating a revision of the list or an alternative negative. A set of photograph duplicates, with handwritten annotations, in black, red, and blue, seem to confirm Upton's findings.
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Summary:
- Original Caption transcribed by Joseph Upton reads, "388 (In blue: 482). Saiyyid Muḥammad bei Balad (südl. Samarra)."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "388."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "482."
- 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
Topic:
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 04.PF.23.003
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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_294738

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

view 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 digital asset number 1
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
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."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
History
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.06 07.31.08a
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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
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_289225

Isfahan (Iran): Jafar Mausoleum: Ground Plan of the Octagonal Tomb Tower [drawing]

view Isfahan (Iran): Jafar Mausoleum: Ground Plan of the Octagonal Tomb Tower [drawing] digital asset number 1
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 15.2 cm. x 28.3 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iran, Isfahan, Isfahan
Asia
Iran
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Date:
1923-1934
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld original drawings'caption and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- Original caption on verso reads, "Isfahan, Imam Dja'far. Unpubl."
- Sketchbook in Ernst Herzfeld Papers; SK-3, p.19.
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
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 05.0383
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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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Mosul’s Great Mosque of al-Nuri Destroyed by ISIS Militants

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Creator:
Smithsonian Magazine
Type:
Blog posts
Smithsonian staff publications
Blog posts
Published Date:
Thu, 22 Jun 2017 19:25:16 +0000
Blog Post Category:
Smart News
Smart News Arts & Culture
Smart News History & Archaeology
Description:

For centuries, a lopsided minaret has been a defining landmark of the city of Mosul, Iraq. Nicknamed Al-Habda, or “the hunchback,” because of its tilted stance, the minaret was situated within the complex of the Great Mosque of al-Nuri, an important Islamic site. But according to Martin Chulov and Kareem Shaheen of the Guardian, both the minaret and the mosque have crumbled, reportedly destroyed by ISIS fighters.

The loss of this historic site comes as Iraqi forces and ISIS militants battle for control of Mosul—a deadly conflict that has gripped the city for more than eight months. ISIS claimed that the Great Mosque complex was destroyed by US-led airstrikes. But the Iraqi military has released footage that shows the minaret crumbling to the ground after explosives go off near its base, suggesting that bombs were placed there deliberately.

Iraqi Prime Minister Haider al-Abadi calls the destruction of the mosque “a formal declaration” of the militants’ defeat. ISIS seized the Great Mosque in 2014, and it was there that the group’s leader, Abu Bakr al-Baghdadi, declared a new Islamic caliphate.

“They blew it up because they did not want the place they announced the caliphate from to be the place where the Iraqi military announces its victory over them,” Hisham al-Hashimi, a researcher specializing in extremist groups, explains to Chulov and Shaheen.

While these are hopeful signs that ISIS is flailing in Mosul, the bombing of the Great Mosque marks yet another devastating loss of an Iraqi cultural site. The ziggurate of Nimrud, the ornate Imam Dur Mausoleum, and the prized Mosul Museum are just some of the locations that have been ransacked by ISIS militants as they wage a war of destruction on the region’s historical relics.

According to the BBC, the Great Mosque of al-Nuri was built in the 12th century and named after Nur al-Din, a Turkic military ruler known for galvanizing Muslim forces in campaigns against the Crusaders. The Encycolopaedia Britannica writes that by the time of his death, Nur al-Din ruled over parts of Syria, Egypt, Asia Minor and Iraq.

Nur al-Din’s Great Mosque was distinguished by its elaborate minaret, which climbed to a height of 150 feet. According to the World Monuments Fund, seven bands of intricate brickwork snaked around the body of the minaret. By the 14th century, when famed Moroccan traveler Muhammad Ibn Battuta visited Mosul, the minaret had started to lean to one side and had been given its moniker. “[Mosul’s] citadel El-Habda is splendid,” Battuta wrote in an account of his travels. 

Local legend holds that the minaret is tilted because it bowed to the prophet Mohammed as he ascended to heaven. But as the BBC points out, Mohammed died several centuries before the minaret was built, prompting experts to come up with other explanations for the minaret’s incline. Strong winds are one potential culprit. It is also possible that the gypsum mortar holding the bricks together weakened over time.

Whatever the case may be, the Al-Habda’s signature pose was a cause for concern. Experts worried that the minaret was on the verge of collapse, and in June of 2014, Unesco announced that it had started a program to preserve the structural integrity of the site. But by July of that year, ISIS had seized Mosul.

According to Chulov and Shaheen of the Guardian, Iraqi officials had “privately expressed hope” that they would be able to recapture the Great Mosque by June 25, when the Eid al-Fitr festival will mark the end of Ramadan in Iraq. But June 25 is now too late. The historic mosque and its leaning minaret has been reduced to ruins and rubble.

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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 5

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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
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]."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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.06 07.25
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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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edanmdm:siris_arc_288776

The mausoleum of the Aga Khan and the residence of the Begum. Aswan, Egypt, [negative]

Photographer:
Elisofon, Eliot
Physical description:
photographic negative b&w; 35mm
Type:
Black-and-white negatives
Negatives
Place:
Africa
Egypt
Date:
1965
Notes:
Title source: Index card based on photographer's notes.
Summary:
"The mausoleum of Aga Khan III, forty-eight Imam of the Ismaili sect of Islam, is another landmark of Aswan. It was built in the Fatimid style with a single dome. A small mosque has been incorporated into the structure. When the Begum is in residence in the villa, below the mausoleum, she carries every day a rose to her husband's tomb." [Kamil Jill, 1993: Aswan and Abu Simbel, History and Guide. The American University in Cairo Press]. This photograph was taken when Eliot Elisofon was on assignment for American Institute of Architects, directing the Egyptian portion of the documentary on Ancient Egypt, March 1965 and September 1965.
Topic:
Cultural landscapes
Local number:
Negative number 1965 BC-21, 26
EEPA EENG 06362
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Eliot Elisofon Field photographs 1942-1972
Data Source:
Eliot Elisofon Photographic Archives
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:siris_arc_265808

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