Sketchbook : 1 volume (47 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Mural painting and decoration
Ancient Near Eastern Art
FSA A.6 07.14
- Title is provided by FSg Archives staff 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
- The third of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā (Manqūr); the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr Īṣā, and the Qaṣr al-Āshiq; the residential architecture and the baths; and finally the pre-Islamic cemetery located at Shabbat al-Hawā (Parthian cemetery, Shabbat al-Hawīy)
- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to 16 houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into, for instance, House Va or XIb, naming in all 24 different sites. [...]. Unfortunately, Herzfeld changed the numbering of the houses a third time when he finished the final drawings for the publication, including only 14 houses. [...]. In those cases in which Herzfeld noted on his field sketch either the name of the area or the new numbering of the house we can at least identify the site. These records indicate al-Quraina (Qurainah) as the location of Houses I-VI, connect al-Qāṭūn with House XI, the area of Ṣūr Īṣā with Houses VIII and IX, and a House XVII with Jubairiyya." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.121."]
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra 3; Funde."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "IN-385: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-386: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-388: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-392: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-390: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-390: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-391: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-393: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "--; IN-443: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-440: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; IN-444: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "IN-444: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-441: Qaṣr al-Āshiq; IN-445: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]; IN-447: [Qaṣr al-Āshiq]."