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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Anistās Mārī al-Karmilī, ab 1866-1947
Becker, Carl Heinrich 1876-1933
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926
Berchem, Max van 1863-1921
Krefter, Friedrich 1898-1995
Meyer, Eduard 1855-1930
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Sobernheim, Moritz
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum
Verlag Philipp von Zabern
Physical description:
150 linear feet (ca. 30,000 items)
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Diaries
Drawings
Glass negatives
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographic prints
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Aleppo (Syria)
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Baʻlabakk (Lebanon)
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Bisutun Site (Iran)
Damascus (Syria)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Ḥimṣ (Syria)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Luristān (Iran)
Nahāvand (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Palmyra (Syria)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Petra (Extinct city)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Tāq-e Bostān Site (Iran)
Tripoli (Lebanon)
Date:
1899-1962
Notes:
- The Ernst Herzfeld collection description is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's own publications, on handwritten captions from his original field research material, on FSg Archives accession documents for the Ernst Herzfeld Papers, on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, and finally on relevant scholars' publications and articles.
"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:
The Papers primarly relate to Herzfeld's survey of the monuments, artifacts, and inscriptions of Western Asia between 1903 and 1947 and particularly to his excavations at Istakhr (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), Paikuli (Iraq), Pasargadae (Iran), Persepolis (Iran), Samarra (Iraq), and Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), as well as various archaeological expeditions throughout Cilicia, Mesopotamia, Northern Syria, and Persia. Additional research materials, probably collected by Moritz Sobernheim and Max Freiherr von Oppenheim but preserved by Ernst Herzfeld, were part of a broader project, that of Max van Berchem's "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum." Much of the research material he accumulated during this time was used in preparation for his nearly two hundred books, articles, and lectures.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel journals, 1905-1928" is composed of eight travel journals: 1) FSA A.6 01.01 provides first an account of a trip (October 25 to November 19, 1928) to Khurramabad in which Herzfeld accompanied Reza Shah, and second an account of a trip (February 17 to March 19, 1929) from Tehran to Kuh-e Khwaja; 2) FSA A.6 01.02 provides an account of a trip (September 2 to November 18, 1905) from Assur to Shiraz ("Von Kalat Schergat nach Schiraz, 1905"); 3); FSA A.6 01.03 provides an account of a trip (November 23 to January 03, 1906) from Shiraz to Constantinople ("Von Schiraz nach Teheran und Constantinopel, 1905"); 4) FSA A.6 01.04 provides an account of a trip (February 14 to November 14, 1923) from Berlin to Pasargadae ("Tagebuch. Persien I, 1923"); 5) FSA A.6 01.05 provides an account of a trip (November 15, 1923 to April 30, 1924) from Pasargadae to bushire ("Tagebuch. Persien II, 1923-1924"); 6) FSA A.6 01.06 provides an account of a trip (December 1, 1923 to March 21, 1924) from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Mashhad (Iran) ("Afghanistan -Ostpersien I, 1924-1925"); 7) FSA A.6 01.07 provides first an account of a roundtrip (June 3 to June 29, 1911) Samarra - Sulaimaniya, and second an account of a trip (September 12 to September 19, 1911) from Balad (Iraq) to Seleucia - Ctesiphon ("Samarra Tagebuch 2, Reise nach Sulaymānīyah und nach Ktesiphon Baghdad"); 8) FSA A.6 01.08 provides an account of a trip (July 8 to August 27, 1913) from Samarra to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran) ("Tagebuch der Rückreise von Samarra 1913").
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks, 1923-1931" is organized into thirteen subseries: 1) FSA A.6 02.01 covers Herzfeld's travels and surveys of the most major archaeological sites in Persia from 1923 to 1924; 2) FSA A.6 02.02 provides a view of Pasargadae where Herzfeld formal excavations occupied twenty-eight days in April and May 1928; 3) FSA A.6 02.03 in part covers Herzfeld's years of travel and survey of most major archaeological sites in Persia from February 1923 to the end of October 1925; 4) FSA A.6 02.04 in part covers Herzfeld's years of travel and survey of most major archaeological sites in Persia from February 1923 to the end of October 1925; 5) FSA A.6 02.05 provides records of Herzfeld's observations related to Isfahan (Iran), Kerman (Iran), Na'in (Iran), and Saweh (Iran); 6) FSA A.6 02.06 provides records of Herzfeld's observations during a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran) and Sistan (Iran), carried out in February and March 1929; 7) FSA A.6 02.07 covers the field activities of the Persepolis Expedition, including excavations at Istakhr (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and the terrace complex of Persepolis (Iran); 8) FSA A.6 02.08 records Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains related to Split (Croatia); 9) FSA A.6 02.09 provides records of measurements for topographical maps related to Firuzabad (Iran), Khurha (Iran), Pasargadae (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran); 10) FSA A.6 02.10 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains and prehistoric artifacts related to Nineveh (Iraq), Ur (Iraq), Samarra (Iraq), Hamadan (Iran), Harsin (Iran), Kermanshah (Iran), and Shiraz (Iran); 11) FSA A.6 02.11 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs, some from the Hahn Collection; 12) FSA A.6 02.12 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains, reliefs and inscriptions, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs related to several archaeological sites in Persia and Mesopotamia, as well as to the prehistoric mound of Tepe Giyan (Iran) in particular; 13) FSA A.6 02.13 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on inscriptions, archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Aleppo (Syria), Damascus (Syria), Hama (Syria), Hims (Syria), and Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria).
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks" is composed of 131 folders including a large variety of locations, names, topics, genres, and languages. As of today, only four inventories of objects (ledgers) have been digitized and are available online: 1) FSA A.6 03.089 provides an inventory of objects collected or acquired in several cities throughout Mesopotamia and Persia in 1923 and 1924; 2) FSA A.6 03.090 provides an abbreviated and corrected version of FSA A.6 03.089 as well as a continuation of FSA A.6 03.091; 3) FSA A.6 03.091 provides a continuation of FSA A.6 03.089, to which Herzfeld added an inventory of objects collected or acquired in several cities throughout Persia in 1926 and 1927, 1929, and finally 1932 and 1933; 4) FSA A.6 03.092 comprises a finds journal from the excavation of Pasargadae in 1928 as well as a random inventory of Near Eastern prehistoric objects.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files" contains 3,890 glass negatives, chronogically numbered from 1 to 5,066, which were originally stored in wooden boxes of 50 photographs each. Of most of these, Herzfeld had blueprints made which he arranged in 16 binders irrespective of the number on the negative. In addition to the 16 blueprint binders, Herzfeld assembled 5 albums including two from the Samarra series labelled "Paläste und Moscheen-I and -II." The remainder of the photographs, many given by Herzfeld's sister to George Miles and later donated to the Freer Gallery of Art, from glass negatives and from cut films, sometimes identified by Herzfeld, were printed en masse for study purpose (labelled by Upton as duplicate prints) and which are, for the most part, unpublished. For his own research, Herzfeld also collected prints from many sources. Of those there are no negatives. Finally, in early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 10 additional files in excess of the 24 existing files arranged by Herzfeld himself. The eight remaining files, File 35 to File 42, are made of duplicate prints provided by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps" comprises 1,562 drawings and 70 maps, published and unpublished, with observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, and artifacts.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions" is organized into three subdivisions: FSA A.6 06.A, 100 items, inscriptions in Arabic language; FSA A.6 06.C, 129 items, inscriptions in Cuneiform writing; FSA A.6 06.M, 164 items, Middle-Persian and Parthian inscriptions. The paper squeezes relate primarly to several archaeological expeditions carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in the Middle East, from 1908 to 1934; to a trial excavation and an excavation campaign carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in Persepolis and several nearby sites, from 1923 to 1934; and to three expeditions to Paikuli (Iraq), in 1911, 1913, and 1923.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions" is organized into 15 units of original materials (drawings, sketches, sketchbooks, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, blueprints, notes, diaries, prints, journals, publications, articles, clippings, rubbings) from 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.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 8: Archaeological Artifacts" contains 101 numbered objects, ranging from H1 to H101, and 3 unnumbered artifacts. The numbers are those painted in red on the objects when they were listed by Dr. Richard Ettinghausen. The medium of these artifacts comprises metal (8), wood (10), stone (4), pottery (60), glass (6), stucco (4), bone or ivory (8), painted plaster (1). As stated in Herzfeld's Statement of Gift to Dr. Wetmore, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the artifacts were considered as library and study material only. They were finally transferred to the Freer Study Collection in February, 14, 1984."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1907: "Samarra, Aufnahmen und Untersuchungen zur Islamischen Archaeologie. Behrend & Co, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1910: "Iranische felsreliefs; aufnahmen und untersuchungen von denkmälern aus alt- und mittelpersischer zeit. Berlin, E. Wasmuth A.-G."
Herzfeld, Ernst and Sarre, Friedrich, 1911: "Archäologische Reise im Euphrat- und Tigris-Gebiet, Band I. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer / Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst and Sarre, Friedrich, 1911: "Archäologische Reise im Euphrat- und Tigris-Gebiet, Band III. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer / Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1912: "Erster Vorläufiger Bericht über die Ausgrabungen von Samarra. Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1914: "Die Aufnahme des Sasanidischen Denkmals von Paikuli. Verlag der Konigl. Akademie der Wissenschaften, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst and Sarre, Friedrich, 1920: "Archäologische Reise im Euphrat- und Tigris-Gebiet, Band II. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer / Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst and Sarre, Friedrich, 1920: "Archäologische Reise im Euphrat- und Tigris-Gebiet, Band IV. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer / Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1920: "Am Tor Von Asien, Felsdenkmale aus Irans Heldenzeit. Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, A.-G., Verlag in Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra I, Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923-31: "Archaeologische Mitteilunen aus Iran; Band II and III. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, 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."
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, 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."
Herzfeld, Ernst. "Ars Islamica, IX, 'Damascus:Studies in Architecture, I. The Mukarnas Dome. The Madrasa'. Published by Freer Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution and Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan."
Herzfeld, Ernst. "Ars Islamica, X (1943). Damascus: Studies in Architecture, II. 'The Cruciform Plan. Syrian Architecture, Period of Nūr ad-Dīn'. Published by Freer Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution and Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan."
Herzfeld, Ernst: "Ars Islamica, XI-XII (1946). Damascus: Studies in Architecture, III. 'The Ayyubid Madrasa. The Turba'. Published by Freer Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution and Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan."
Herzfeld, Ernst. "Ars Islamica, XIII-XIV. Damascus: Studies in Architecture, IV. 'The Mosque'. Published by Freer Gallery of Art, The Smithsonian Institution and Department of the History of Art, University of Michigan."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1948: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra VI, Geschichte der Stadt Samarra. Hamburg, Eckardt & Messtorff; Buchhändlerischer Vertrieb durch D. Reimer, Andrews & Steiner, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst. "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum, Deuxième Partie : Syrie du Nord, Inscriptions et Monuments d'Alep. Tome II. Le Caire; Imprimerie de L'Institut Francais d'Archaéologie Orientale, 1954."
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."
Cite as:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Topic:
Abbasids
Aerial photography
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Art of the Islamic World
Ayyubids
Decoration and ornament
Description and travel
Excavations (Archaeology)
History
Inscriptions
Numismatics
Papyrus
Pottery
Religious buildings
Seals (Numismatics)
Local number:
FSA A.06
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals 1905-1928
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks 1923-1931
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Unidentified Drawing, Drawn by Ernst Herzfeld [drawing]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 21.5 cm. x 10 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Asia
Date:
1903
1903-1936
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Local number:
D-1333
FSA A.06 05.1333
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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

Map of Near Eastern Asia, Annotated by Ernst Herzfeld

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 map : 64.7 cm. x 54.7 cm
Type:
Maps
Place:
Asia
Date:
1905-1911
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
Additional information reads, "Vorder-Asien. Gez. v. H. Kiepert. Berichtigt 1895. Ausgabe 1895."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst: "Iranische Felsreliefs. Aufnahmen und Untersuchungen von Denkmälern aus Alt- und Mittelpersischer Zeit. Verlegt Bei Ernst Wasmuth A.-G., Berlin 1910."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Archaeology
Cartography
Local number:
FSA A.06 05.1259
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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

Topographical Annotations, Probably Drawn by Ernst Herzfeld [drawing]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 29.6 cm. x 21 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Asia
Date:
1903-1936
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Local number:
FSA A.06 05.1483
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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

Handwritten Notes, Probably Drawn by Ernst Herzfeld, [drawing]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 30 cm. x 21.8 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Asia
Date:
1903-1936
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Local number:
FSA A.06 05.1482
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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

Tehran (Iran): Mashdi Husain, Ernst Herzfeld's Doorkeeper [graphic]

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 13 cm. x 18 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Iran, Tehran, Tehran
Asia
Iran
Date:
1929
Summary:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 10, vol. 2 reads, "Tehran, Herzfeld's doorman, c. 1929."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.10: Photo File 10 (2 vols.), "Persian Architecture and Landscapes," Subseries 4.10.2: vol. 2; Image No. 189 (Negative Number: 1209). Tehran, Herzfeld's house, ca.1929. Doorman, Mashdi Husain."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Portrait photography
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.GN.1209
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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

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.09: Measurements: Sketchbook 24

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (127 pages) ; 10.3 cm. x 19.4 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Place:
Asia
Iran
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-24 is the twenty-fourth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld primarly recorded measurements for topographical maps with calculations related to Firuzabad (Iran), Khurha (Iran), Pasargadae (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXIV: Messungen."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 1 to 15 reads, "Pasargadae [(Iran)]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 17 to 21 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 23 to 37 reads, "Khurha [(Iran)], columns; measurements and calculations of heights."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 39 to 63 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Terrace."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 65 to 75 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 77 to 79 reads, "Firuzabad [(Iran)]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 81 to 229 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: Terrace and city area."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 230 to 250 reads, "Pasargadae [(Iran)]: calculations referring to Skizzenbuch Pas. I."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.09.24
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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks 1923-1931
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.08: Split (Croatia): Sketchbook 23

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (4 pages) ; 10.6 cm. x 17.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Europe
Croatia
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-23 is the twenty-third of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Split (Croatia).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXIII: Spalato."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Bastistero di Salona, V c. Deeply cut stone capital."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Stone capital published by Gurlitt. Kowalczyk, Denkmäler d. Kunst in Kroatien (53)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Protome on cathedral tower."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Capital in front of door of Jupiter temple. Akanthus and compostion strongly reminiscent of Korykos (Turkey)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Capital of Jupiter temple."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Capital with bird and oak leaves with acorn."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Relief (Sculpture)
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.08.23
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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks 1923-1931
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.07: Persepolis: Sketchbook 21

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (8 pages) ; 14.7 cm. x 23.5 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-21 is the twenty-first of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Istakhr (Iran) and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXI: Persepolis."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Main Gate [(Gate of All Lands)]: measured drawings of [colossal sculpture depicting man-bull], [see FSA A.6 05.0856], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0406; FSA A.6 04.GN.1584; FSA A.6 04.GN.2287; FSA A.6 04.GN.2288]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 4 and 5 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Gate of All Lands]: measured drawings of standing columns of stone with composite capitals, [see FSA A.6 05.0848], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1582; FSA A.6 04.GN.2290; FSA A.6 04.GN.2291]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [comparison of composite] capitals and bases of columns [from the Gate of All Lands, the Apadana and the Council Hall (Tripylon)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 2: measured plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 2: measured plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Apadana], [Audience Hall and East, West, and North Porticoes]: measured sketches of [campaniform] column bases, [see FSA A.6 05.0896], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2314; FSA A.6 04.GN.1624; FSA A.6 04.GN.1625; FSA A.6 04.GN.2315; FSA A.6 04.GN.2316; FSA A.6 04.GN.2317]; measured sketches of lion capital."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana, [West Portico]: sketches of column capital, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1621; FSA A.6 04.GN.2301]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana, [West Portico]: measured drawing of column capital, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1621; FSA A.6 04.GN.2301]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 15 to 16 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana, [North Portico]: measured drawing of column capital, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1623]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Throne Hall], Unfinished Gate: [sketch of the preliminary excavation and of the addorsed bull capital]; as well as [measured drawings of] column and capital."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Relief (Sculpture)
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.07.21
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.13: Damascus 2: Sketchbook 33

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (9 pages) ; 11.1 cm. x 20.6 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1914
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook captions and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-33 is the the thirty-third of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on inscriptions, archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Damascus (Syria).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXXIII: Damas II"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Madrasa al-Rashidiyya: [measured] plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Qinishliyya [Mosque]: cross-section."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Qinishliyya [Mosque]: plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Qinishliyya [Mosque]: main [entrance portal] and [blason] with coat of arms."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Dj. Zawiyat Sa'd al-dīn: plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Zāwiyat Sa'd al-dīn: springing of dome."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Tomb of Muhammad al-Harmali: plan, marked "erledigt July, 1934," [see FSA A.6 05.0252]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Turba Sunaisan: plan, section of dome and details, [see FSA A.6 05.0252]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Sālihīyya [(Salihiya area)], Tomb of Qaimari [(Saif al-Din Qaimari Mausoleum)]: plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Sāhib Rūmī in Maidan: plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "[Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria)], [Great Mosque]: [door of Dar al-Fukara], [see FSA A.6 05.0332]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Bab Sharqi: three profiles of moldings."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Damascus (Syria), Bab Sharqi: plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Djabar, Kanisat al-Khidr: plans, elevation."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15 reads, "Der'a (Syria), [Great Mosque]: two Greek inscriptions, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3648; FSA A.6 04.GN.3652]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "[Qilijiya Madrasa]: [entrance portal], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3128]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [Nur al-Din Bimaristan]: [window screen, wrought in perforated stucco], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2851; FSA A.6 04.GN.2856]; Hama (Syria), Great Mosque, Prayer Hall: detail of wooden minbar, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3117]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 18 reads, "Unidentified pattern."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Greek
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.13.33
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.13: Hims 4: Sketchbook 35

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (9 pages) ; 11.8 cm. x 25.1 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Syria
Ḥamāh (Syria)
Ḥimṣ (Syria)
Date:
1914
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook captions and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-35 is the the thirty-fifth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on inscriptions, archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Hama (Syria) and Hims (Syria), .
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXXV: 4 Homs"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Hims (Syria), left) transcription of Arabic inscription in Shrine of Khaled Ibn al-Walid, [see FSA A.6 05.1361; FSA A.6 05.1364]; right) notes on mihrab and minbar of Great Mosque of Nur al-Din, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3726]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 2, 3 and 4 reads, "Hims (Syria), Great Mosque of Nur al-Din: measured plan and elevation."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Hims (Syria): inscribed basalt block; plan and notes of tomb."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Hims (Syria): top left) private house: Arabic inscription and drawing of affronted lions in sculpture; top right) sketch of blason in Mardawiya Convent, [see FSA A.6 05.0259]; bottom left) cartouche with inscription in Citadelle, [see FSA A.6 05.1361]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Hims (Syria), Great Mosque of Nur al-Din: measured plan and elevation of basalt capital."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Hims (Syria), Djami Kabir: carved decoration."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Hama (Syria), [Nur al-Din Mosque]: frame of inscription of Nur al-Din, [inscribed on the outside of the north wall, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3282]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: sketch plan and elevation of tomb chamber [with wooden sarcophagus], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3104]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: plan, Haram, tomb."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: plan, inscription on minbar, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3112; FSA A.6 04.GN.3117]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: plan of east hall."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: plan west wall, cartouche."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "left) Hama (Syria), Great Mosque: elevation; right) Hims (Syria), Great Mosque of Nur al-Din, in courtyard: plaque and stone inscribed with Arabic inscription, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3719; FSA A.6 04.GN.3798; FSA A.6 04.GN.3301]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15 reads, "Hims (Syria), [Shrine of Khalid Ibn al-Walid]: elevation of sarcophagus of Fuddah [(cenotaph of Fada)], [see FSA A.6 05.0335], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3253; FSA A.6 04.GN.3255; FSA A.6 04.GN.3301]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "Hama (Syria), Arabic inscription."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Hama (Syria), Mawlawiyya: elevation of portal."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 18 reads, "Hama (Syria), Mawlawiyya: plan."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.13.35
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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.07: Persepolis Terrace, 1933: Sketchbook 16

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (35 pages) ; 12.6 cm. x 20.8 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1933
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-16 is the sixteenth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to the terrace complex of Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XVI: P.T. 33."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 1 and 3 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], northern wall of the terrace complex: measured details of wall construction, [7.6.1933], [see FSA A.6 05.0778; FSA A.6 05.0828]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Akhur i Rustam [(Iran)]: elevation and plan of [rock-cut] tombs ([astudans], astodan), [10.6.1933]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 7, 8, and 9 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)] and [Pasargadae (Iran)]: stone masons' marks, [see FSA A.6 05.1143; FSA A.6 05.1143b; FSA A.6 05.1181]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 10 to 16 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: measurements of levels of terrace."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana, west portico: elevation of columns, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2301]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 18 to 25 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: measurements section of foundation walls."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)], [balcony and southern] stairway: measurements, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1658; FSA A.6 04.GN.2335]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)], main hall: column bases west and east half, [see FSA A.6 05.0881; FSA A.6 05.1471]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)]: measurements of doorways."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 30 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [north of] Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)], [small stairway]: measurements section of plan."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)], [eastern facade of the palace]: measurements of wall foundation, [see FSA A.6 05.1471]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 33 to 36 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)], [eastern stairway and portico]: area measurements, [see FSA A.6 05.1471]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 37 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)], [eastern stairway]: [ground] plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0884]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 38 and 39 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)], [main stairway and southern portico]: [floor plan and column bases] with measurements, [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 40 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Hadish (Palace of Xerxes), eastern stairway]: [floor plan], [see FSA A.6 05.1471]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 41 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Hadish (Palace of Xerxes), eastern stairway]: measurements underground canal, [see FSA A.6 05.1471]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 42 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], 100-column hall [(Throne Hall)]: [doors and niches] measurements."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 43 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)]: measurements of [decorative socket ring of doorways in main hall], [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 44 to 45 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)]: measurements of [eastern doorway of main hall], [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 46 to 47 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)]: measurements of [eastern and western rooms and passages], [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 48 and 49 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes], [main wing as first built by] Darius]: doorways, windows, and niches."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 50 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)], vestibule [(southern portico)]: [plan of the wall foundations]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 51 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)]: plan of column bases [located in main hall and southern portico]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 52 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], 100-column hall [(Throne Hall)]: plan of two column bases, [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 53 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: measurements by 100-column hall [(Throne Hall)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 54 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Tripylon (Council Hall)], west rooms and passages]: [water conduits and drains], [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 55 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements underground canal (?)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 90 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [great stairway to the terrace complex]: measurements of elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0853; FSA A.6 05.0856]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 92 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], outline panorama of mountains from terrace."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 94 to 105 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Main Gate [(Gate of All Lands)]: measured drawings of details of bulls and capitals, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1582]."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.07.16
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.01: Persia, 1924: Sketchbook 08

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (18 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Bisutun Site (Iran)
Dāmghān (Iran)
Hamadān (Iran)
Khark Island (Iran)
Ray (Iran)
Date:
1924
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-8 is the eigth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Bab Munir (Iran), Bishapur (Iran), Bisutun Site (Iran), Damghan (Iran), Da u Dukhtar (Iran), Hamadan (Iran), Island of Kharg (Iran), Jinjun (Iran), Kurangun (Iran), Ray (Iran), Tulespid (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch VIII: Persien, 1924"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Jinjun [(Iran)]: column bases [with floral ornamentation], [10.04.1924], [see FSA A.6 05.1182], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2184; FSA A.6 04.GN.2185; FSA A.6 04.GN.2186]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Kurangun [(Iran)]: sketch of [Elamite] rock reliefs and plan [of the platform], [see FSA A.6 05.0787; FSA A.6 05.1153], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1491; FSA A.6 04.GN.1492; FSA A.6 04.GN.2170]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 3 reads, "Da u Dukhtar [(Iran)]: top) [panoramic] sketch of Tul i Surna, showing location of Da u Dukhtar; bottom) [Arabic] inscription, in Kufic script, commemorating road as well as [Arabic] inscription, in Naskhi script, of 716 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Da u Dukhtar [(Iran)], [rock-cut] tomb: [facade], elevation, plan [and section], [see FSA A.6 05.0705; FSA A.6 05.0793a; FSA A.6 05.0794], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1523]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Da u Dukhtar [(Iran)]: [column] capitals and bases, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1525; FSA A.6 04.GN.1527]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Tulespid [(Iran)]: left) tile with cuneiform inscription and old Elamite stamp; right) itinerary April 14/15, 1924 from Fahliun to aftdasht via Mil-i Azdaba and Baba Munir Imamzadeh."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "left) Bab Munir [(Iran)], tomb [Mir Muhammad Mausoleum]: plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0217; FSA A.6 05.0364]; right) Arabic inscription on wooden sarcophagus, 896 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: left) Mir Muhammad inscription, [in Nashki script], [on lintel of the entrance door], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2659]; right) sketch of tomb II [southern tomb with relief depicting a single reclining male on a couch], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1726; FSA A.6 04.GN.1727; FSA A.6 04.GN.1730], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: plan of tomb II [southern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: details of tomb II [southern tomb], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1729; FSA A.6 04.GN.1737], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: ornamental details of tomb II [southern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: plan and elevation of tomb I [eastern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0784]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: plan and elevation of tomb III (corrected in red with: 9) [eastern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0783; FSA A.6 05.0785; FSA A.6 05.0790]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 14 to 23 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: sketch plans of sixty-four [rock-cut] tombs, [see FSA A.6 05.0784], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2396; FSA A.6 04.GN.2397; FSA A.6 04.GN.2399]; elevation of tomb 9."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 24 and 25 reads, "Gannawa [(Iran)], 'gopal', capital (now in Field Museum) and ninth century ornamental details, stone."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "Hamadan [(Iran)]: top) Hebrew inscription on sarcophagus [located in] Esther's tomb [Mausoleum of Esther and Mordecai]; bottom) stone column base."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "left) Bisutun Site [(Iran)]: stone capital; right) three wooden capitals from Pashand (Iran) and Kushkizar (Iran) near Yeni Imam (Iran)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 28 reads, "left) Purdisar [(Iran)], Taliqan: wooden capital; right) Alamut [(Iran)]: sketch plan [of remnants of a fortress perched on rocky heights]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "unidentified plan."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 30 and 31 reads, "Designs of furniture."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 32 and 33 reads, "Shirwan [(Iran)], near Hamadan: Achaemenian stones, brought from Citadel; also parts of stone box, apparently for gold and silver tablets."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 34 reads, "left) Ray [(Iran)]: section of plan of tower where silk textiles allegedly found; right) Damghan [(Iran)]: (partial) plan of building of Sasanian I period."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 35 reads, "Bishapur [(Iran)], Imamzadeh Sayyid Husain: plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.1173]."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Cuneiform inscriptions
Decoration and ornament
Description and travel
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Relief (Sculpture)
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.01.08
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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.05: Persia, Sistan-Tehran, 1929: Sketchbook 14

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (9 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Date:
1929
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-14 is the fourteenth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Isfahan (Iran), Kerman (Iran), Na'in (Iran), and Saweh (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XIV: Persien, Sistan-Tehran, 1929"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "[Kerman (Iran), Mil-i Nadiri]: details of brickwork [on the free-standing minaret], [19.04.1929], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1016; FSA A.6 04.GN.1021]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Kerman [(Iran)], Sang i Atabek: elevation of mihrab."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Kerman [(Iran)], Masjid i Jum'a [(Friday Mosque)], Qibla wall in the southern iwan]: [Arabic] inscriptions (767 H.) on mihrab and master's name in corner of mihrab, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1071; FSA A.6 04.GN.1072]; notes on Takiyya Husainiyya."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Kerman [(Iran)], Caravansarai Ganj 'Alī Khān [(Gunbad-i Sabz)]: [Arabic] Inscription with master's name, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1018]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Kerman [(Iran)], Masjid i Jum'a [(Friday Mosque)]: inscriptions (767 H), master's name, and Naskhi inscription of 515 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Na'in [(Iran)], [(Friday Mosque, interior of the sanctuary)]: [Arabic] inscriptions on wooden minbar, 711 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0947; FSA A.6 04.GN.0948] and on wooden door 874 H., sketch plan, [24.03.1929]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], [sketch] plan of entrance to Masjid i Jum'a [(Friday Mosque)], location of inscription of 768 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], Masjid i Jum'a [(Friday Mosque)], main iwan [(southwest iwan)] of Malik Shah: [sketched] location of three [Arabic] inscriptions, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1967; FSA A.6 04.GN.1970]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], [Friday Mosque]: [encircling band of Arabic inscription (Malik Shah's inscription) on the southern dome chamber], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3949; FSA A.6 04.GN.3951; FSA A.6 04.GN.3952; FSA A.6 04.GN.3953]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], [Friday Mosque]: [encircling band of Arabic inscription on the northern dome chamber (smaller dome)], Malik Shāh, inscription, 481 H., [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3946; FSA A.6 04.GN.3947; FSA A.6 04.GN.3948; FSA A.6 04.GN.3950]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], [Friday Mosque]: [encircling band of Arabic inscription on the northern dome chamber (smaller dome)], Malik Shah, Sura VII, 52 and III, 26, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3946; FSA A.6 04.GN.3947; FSA A.6 04.GN.3948; FSA A.6 04.GN.3950]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], [Friday Mosque]: measured elevation of [northern dome chamber (smaller dome)],Malik Shah, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3946]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Cuneiform inscription on silver jar, Achaemenid (Hamadan), [26.08.1929]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], [Friday Mosque]: sketched elevation of [northern dome chamber (smaller dome)],Malik Shah, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3946]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15 reads, "Isfahan [(Iran)], ornamental motif in Great Mosque."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "Sawah [(Iran)]: minaret inscription 504 H.; fragment with Kufic inscription."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "[Achaemenid Silver Phiale (dish) with Inscription of Artaxerxes I]: measurements (done Persepolis 07.07.1934), [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3954; FSA A.6 04.GN.3955; FSA A.6 04.GN.3956; FSA A.6 04.GN.3957]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 18 reads, "[Cuneiform Inscription of Artaxerxes I, on Achaemenid Silver Phiale] (dish), [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3954; FSA A.6 04.GN.3955; FSA A.6 04.GN.3956; FSA A.6 04.GN.3957]."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Antiquities
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Cuneiform inscriptions
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Old Persian inscriptions
Religious buildings
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.05.14
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.07: Persepolis: Sketchbook 19

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (20 pages) ; 12.1 cm. x 25.3 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-19 is the nineteenth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Istakhr (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XIX: Persepolis."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [topographical] measurements for mountains on edge of plain: Kūh-i Nasare-Khanä, Kūh-i Sachl, Kūh-i Gerd."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], plan of summit of Kūh-I Sachl and of cistern."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], sketch elevations of Kūh-i Sachl and Kūh-i Nasare-Khanä; measurements for map of plain; [funerary inscriptions associated with] astodans (astudans) on Kūh-i Sachl."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements for map of plain."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], course of Polvar [(Pulvar)] River across plain."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [perspective drawing of unidentified graves]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "between Naqsh-i Rajab [(Iran)] and Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)], [unidentified graves]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: plan of building [north-west corner with basis for a fire altar], [see FSA A.6 05.0873]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: [plan of building northern half], [see FSA A.6 05.0873]; remains of Greek [votive] inscription."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: alabastron, bronze ring [with animal design], altar and column base."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: [partial plan of west wing], [see FSA A.6 05.0866]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: [partial plan on west side of main wing], [see FSA A.6 05.0865; FSA A.6 05.0866; FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes]: [partial plan of west wing] (continued), [see FSA A.6 05.0866]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [floor pavement] over graves (related to p.7)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: plan of building [south-east corner], [see FSA A.6 05.0874] with location and drawing of finds."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [Council Hall]: plan of [southern portico] and small staircase, [see FSA A.6 05.0842]; [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2347]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], plan of building north of Tripylon [Council Hall], [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 18 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: stone plaque with lion and affronted sphinxes (location on p.15); east of TaĊara [Tachara (Palace of Darius)]: remains of jar."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 19 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Tripylon (Council Hall)]: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0889]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 20 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: [plan of building southern half], [see FSA A.6 05.0874] with measurements."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 21 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: [plan of building southern half], [see FSA A.6 05.0874] with measurements."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 22 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Unfinished Gate: plan, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2295; FSA A.6 04.GN.2296]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 23 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Fratadara Temple]: measurements."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 24 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], four stone fragments."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 25 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 2 [(probably excavation sounding No. 3 according to FSA A.6 05.0833)]: measured plan with location of stone fragments, [see FSA A.6 05.0833]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 5: plan and elevation."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 2 [(probably excavation sounding No. 3 according to FSA A.6 05.0833)]: measured plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0833]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 28 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: left) excavation sounding No. 2 [(probably excavation sounding No. 3 according to FSA A.6 05.0833)]: plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0833]; right) excavation sounding No. 1: plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0834]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: left) excavation sounding No. 3: city wall, [see FSA A.6 05.0835]; right) excavation sounding No. 2 [(probably excavation sounding No. 3 according to FSA A.6 05.0833)]: plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 30 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Harem [of Xerxes], [main wing]: plan of [principal courtyard and northern portico], [see FSA A.6 05.0865; FSA A.6 05.0866; FSA A.6 05.0868; FSA A.6 05.1238]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 31 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Tripylon (Council Hall)]: plan of northern stairway, [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 35 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius)]: plan of small stairway, west of the main building], [see FSA A.6 05.0846]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 44 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], location of "goldnes Schmuckstab"."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 45 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], prehistoric village, kiln."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 46 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], prehistoric village, kiln."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 47 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], location of "Bronzebeschlag"."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 48 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements for map of Hajji Nasrullah water channel (qanāt) from Istakhr."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Relief (Sculpture)
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.07.19
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.10: Prehistoric Objects: Sketchbook 25

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (36 pages) ; 11.2 cm. x 16 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Date:
1930
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-25 is the twenty-fifth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on archaeological remains, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs related to Nineveh (Iraq), Ur (Iraq), Samarra (Iraq), Hamadan (Iran), Harsin (Iran), Kermanshah (Iran), and Shiraz (Iran). The observations on objects from Nineveh, Ur, and Hamadan were made from artifacts in the British Museum. The sketches related to Samarra were made at the time of Herzfeld last visit to the site.
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXV: A."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Nineveh [(ancient city, Iraq)], [fragments of] prehistoric pottery [with painted pattern and animal design]; [references to Campbell Thompson's excavation at Nineveh]; [London], [2 September 1930]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "bibliographical references [related to Campbell Thompson's excavation at Nineveh]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Nineveh [(Iraq)], [Campbell Thompson's excavation], cylinder seal from the [Kassite period]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "bibliographical references."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "[Nineveh (Iraq)], [Campbell Thompson's excavation], two animal beads, c. 2500 B.C.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Ur [(Iraq)], [four ceramic vessels (Al-Ubaid type) with painted pattern], [3.IX.1930]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Ur [(Iraq)], [three ceramic vessels (Al-Ubaid type) with painted pattern], [3.IX.1930].."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 10 and 11 reads, "[Ur (Iraq)], two jar sealings: a) V 13607; b) V 13963."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "[Ur (Iraq)], two animal figurines made of clay."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 14 and 15 reads, "three types of cylinder seals from Ur [(Iraq)]: [top) V 14962; center) V 13492; bottom) V 13703, V 13711]; [3.IX.1930]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "stone objects from Ur; [3.09.1930]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 19 reads, "stone [object depicting] a frog and bronze pick-axe, in British Museum; [3.09.1930]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 20 and 21 reads, "gold coin and Sasanian seal stones in British Museum; [3.09.1930]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 23 reads, "sling stone and spindle whorl, from Nineveh [(Iraq)]; two ceramic vessels (Al-Ubaid type) with painted pattern, from Ur [(Iraq)]; [4.IX.1930]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 25 reads, "animal head like early Sumerian."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "Khinaman [(Iran)], four bronze [(copper alloy)] vessels [(bowl and spouted bowl)] in British Museum."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "Khinaman [(Iran)], socketed copper ceremonial axe-head, in British Museum."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 31 reads, "Hamadan [(Iran)], bronze ceremonial axe-head, in British Museum."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 32 reads, "unidentified alabaster vessel."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 33 reads, "alabastron [vessel], [SAM 65], from Samarra [(Iraq)], [see FSA A.6 07.31.24]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 35, 37, and 39 reads, "mussel shells, from Samarra [(Iraq)]: [SAM 46], [SAM 47], [SAM 50], [SAM 49], [SAM 62], [SAM 51], [SAM 48], [SAM 56], [SAM 58], [SAM 52], [SAM 53], [SAM 59], [SAM 57], [SAM 55], [SAM 60], [SAM 71], [SAM 54], [SAM 76], [SAM 73], [SAM 74], [SAM 78], [SAM 87], [SAM 170], [SAM 507], [SAM 77], [SAM 86]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 41 and 43 reads, "Samarra [(Iraq)], [profiles of prehistoric pottery], [SAM 190] and [SAM 191]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 45 reads, "Samarra [(Iraq)], [profiles of prehistoric pottery], [SAM 199]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 47 reads, "[Samarra (Iraq)], [fragments of prehistoric pottery], [SAM 67] and [SAM 66]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 49 reads, "thick glass vessel, from Samarra [(Iraq)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 51 reads, "[potters marks] on Samarra pottery, [SAM 267], [SAM 280], [SAM 325], [SAM 203], [SAM 204], [SAM 89], [SAM 326], [SAM 601], [SAM 58], [SAM 52], [SAM 53]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 53 reads, "pottery jar [(prehistoric vessel)] [with painted pattern and potter's mark], from Samarra [(Iraq)], [see FSA A.6 07.31.24]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 55 reads, "Clay [human figurine] (idol) in three pieces, from Samarra [(Iraq)], [see FSA A.6 07.31.24]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 57 reads, "[Samarra [(Iraq)], two fragments of prehistoric vessels with painted pattern depicting demon without head]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 59 reads, "Samarra objects in shist, [SAM 80], [SAM 166], [SAM 238]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 61 reads, "[alabastron vessel], [SAM 512], from Samarra [(Iraq)], [see FSA A.6 07.31.24]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 63 reads, "vial, painted clay, from Samarra [(Iraq)], [Sam 751]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 64 and 65 reads, "Samarra [(Iraq)]:Marble rim, [see FSA A.6 05.1035], [see FSA A.6 04.PF.22.027], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3190; FSA A.6 04.GN.3197]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 67 reads, "Samarra [(Iraq)]: [Palace of the Caliph (Dar al-Khilafa, Jawsaq al-Khaqani, Bayt al-Khalifah): rim of a basin], [see FSA A.6 05.1035], [see FSA A.6 04.PF.22.027], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3190; FSA A.6 04.GN.3197]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 69 reads, " Iron dagger handle with human masks from Harsin [(Iran)]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 70 and 71 reads, " Inscribed Sasanian sealings (Bullae) from Takht Abu Nasr (Shiraz), Dec. 25, 1933; and Kufic inscription from Kermanshah."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Architecture
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.10.25
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.13: Damascus 1, 1914: Sketchbook 32

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (18 pages) ; 11.6 cm. x 21 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Syria
Damascus (Syria)
Date:
1914
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook captions and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-32 is the the thirty-second of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Damascus (Syria).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXXII: Damas I"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Citadel (March 29, 1914): [southern fortification wall], ornamentation on [tower B, tower C, and tower D] and [eastern] wall."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Citadel (March 29, 1914): profiles of inscription enframements; [northwestern corner of fortification walls], [reused Ayyubid inscription frame on eastern wall of tower G], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3444];[blason] with stylized fleur-de-lis."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Citadel (March 29, 1914): [northern fortification wall], [ruins of tower I (northern gate)], coats of arms [(blason)] with [Sultan al-Mu'ayyad Shaikh inscription (No. 17)], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3437; FSA A.6 04.GN.3439; FSA A.6 04.GN.3447]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Great Mosque [(March 29, 1914)]: [northern facade], bronze door, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3672]; [column] capital with cornucopias; top of minaret; and coat of arms [(blason)]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Citadel: [topographical] measurements for plan of tower A and K, [see FSA A.6 05.0128]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Citadel (April 1, 1914): molding marked "erledigt July, 1934"; [Romanesque] capitals in Jami' Sadat; Greek inscription."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Citadel: stone capital [from unidentified tower]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)]: left) [city walls], machicolation of Bab al-Salam, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3344]; right) [column] capital of mihrab in gate of Citadel."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], sarcophagus in Sakina Mausoleum; tile pattern decoration."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10a reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [Maqbarat al-Bab al-Shaghir (outside of Bab al-Hadid)]: [sketch of entrance portal]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Tomb of Bilal [(Maqbarat al-Bab al-Shaghir)] (marked "erledigt July, 1934,"): left) plan, [see FSA A.6 05.0191]; right) sarcophagus covers of 'Omar ibn 'Abd al-'Azīz [(alleged tomb of companion of the prophet Muhammad)], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3831; FSA A.6 04.GN.3832]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [al-Jarrah Mosque]: [column] capital and window [screen], [see FSA A.6 05.0326;FSA A.6 05.0327]; [Arabic] inscription in Kufic script; [Qube Bahadur (n. Sauv[aget] 703)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "panorama of minaret tops."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Salihiya, [Turbat al-Raihaniya (Raihan)]: plan of entrance, marked "erledigt July, 1934," [and reference to van Berchem]; Salihiya, [Turbat Aidekin]: sketch of antique basalt windows, [see FSA A.6 05.0195]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [Salihiya], [Turba Abu Djarash]: plan and elevation of Mausoleum of Ibn 'Abdallah, marked "erledigt July, 1934", [see FSA A.6 05.0213; FSA A.6 05.0229]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15a reads, "[Damascus (Syria)]: entrance east of Bahadur As."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [Area of Salihiya]: unidentified inscription, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2813]; three coats of arms (blason); Madrasa Sāhīb al-Rumi [(Sahiba Madrasa)]: vault section of entrance portal with muqarnas ornamentation, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2832]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [Mosque of al-Tairuzi]: [sketches of dome], [see FSA A.6 05.0256]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 18 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)]: plan of Jami' Tainabiyya, 779 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 19 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)]: [entrance portal] of Jami' Tainabiyya."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 20 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [Area of Salihiya]: plan of Mahāll al-Sikka."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 21 reads, "Tomb in garden, marked "erledigt July, 1934"."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 22 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], [Turba al-Najmiya] or [Turba Abu Djarash (Abdullah al-Rakki)]: plan, elevation of mausoleum's folded dome, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2828], [see FSA A.6 05.0213]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 23 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], al-Tauba Mosque: section of folded dome, 632 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 24 reads, "[Damascus (Syria)], Citadel, sketch plan of location of towers, [see FSA A.6 05.0128]."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Antiquities
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Inscriptions, Greek
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.13.32
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.12: Antiquities 5: Sketchbook 31

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (24 pages) ; 12.3 cm. x 25.3 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-31 is the the thirty-first of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on archaeological remains, reliefs and inscriptions, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs related to Hillah (Iraq), Harsin (Iran), Masshad (Iran), and the prehistoric mound of Tepe Giyan (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXXI: Antiken V."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Tepe Giyān [(Iran)], bronze [pick-axe], [TG 230], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0543]; bronze [digitated axe], [Kreta] (Crete), [see N-91, inventory number 2735], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0536]; bronze [pick-axe], [TG 238], [see N-91, inventory number 2743], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0786; FSA A.6 04.GN.0787]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Tepe Giyān [(Iran)], bronze [hammer-axe], [TG], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0532]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 3 reads, "Tepe Giyān [(Iran)], bronze [pick-axe], [TG 228], [see N-91, inventory number 2751], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0788]; bronze [pick-axe], [TG 227], [see N-91, inventory number 2750], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0543]; bronze [pick-axe], [TG 229], [see N-91, inventory number 2752], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0788]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Bronze pick-axe and lance-tip (?), [see N-91, inventory number 2809], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0392]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Tepe Giyān [(Iran)], [two chisel blades], [TG 317; TG 318], [see N-91, inventory number 2809], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0961]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Tepe Giyān [(Iran)], two [metal objects], [TG 304; TG 305], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0531]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Tepe Giyān [(Iran)], [chisel blade], [TG 316], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0961]; handle decoration with "Janus" head (Harsin)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Harsin [(Iran)], [bronze digitated axe with engraved geometrical ornamentation], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0287]; bronze bell and handle."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Harsin [(Iran)], three bronze "buttons, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0289]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Harsin [(Iran)], [bronze or copper] bracelets, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0389]; [bronze curb] bit, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0282; FSA A.6 04.GN.0393]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "[small stone vessels], one fron Hillah (Iraq), [see N-89, inventory number 56; inventory number 222; inventory number 223], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0212]; clay seal, [see N-89, inventory number 247], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0325]; [small] amber [figure depicting a] lion."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "small stone vessel (Hillah), [see N-89, inventory number 57], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0212]; stone bowl (Mashhad), [see N-89, inventory number 1603]; bronze [object with animal design], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0438]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "gray stone lamp with Arabic inscription, in Kufic script, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0436; FSA A.6 04.GN.0437]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13a reads, "white polished stone cover (museum Cairo)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Muhammadabad, south of Tehran (Iran), flint, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0565]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 15 to 22 reads, "drawings of sixty-nine Achaemenian and pre-Achaemenian roll [(cylinder)] seals, some published in AMI, Vol. V, pp.49-124, those in Hahn Collection so marked, [TG 170; TG 171; TG 172; TG 175; TG 177; TG 178; TG 183; TG 184; TG 185; TG 187; TG 188; TG 189; TG 192; TG 20x; TG 209; TG 210; TG 212], [see N-89, inventory number 277; inventory number 283; inventory number 284; inventory number 296; inventory number 298; inventory number 311; inventory number 315; inventory number 318; inventory number 319; inventory number 320; inventory number 321; inventory number 322; inventory number 323; inventory number 326; inventory number 327; inventory number 329; inventory number 330; inventory number 629; inventory number 630; inventory number 632], [see N-91, inventory number 2310; inventory number 2312; inventory number 2313; inventory number 2314; inventory number 2315; inventory number 2316; inventory number 2317; inventory number 2318; inventory number 2319; inventory number 2320; inventory number 2321; inventory number 2409; inventory number 2687; inventory number 2688; inventory number 2689; inventory number 2690; inventory number 2691; inventory number 2692; inventory number 2695; inventory number 2699; inventory number 2700; inventory number 2705; inventory number 2810; inventory number 2811; inventory number 2820; inventory number 2840; inventory number 2911], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3205; FSA A.6 04.GN.3206; FSA A.6 04.GN.3207; FSA A.6 04.GN.3945; FSA A.6 04.GN.3958; FSA A.6 04.GN.5000]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 23 reads, "Seven [stone] button seals or beads."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 23a reads, "[fragmentary clay objects depicting human animal figures], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0738]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 24 reads, "[fragmentary clay objects depicting human animal figures], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0748]."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Animals in art
Antiquities
Archaeology
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Numismatics
Pottery
Seals (Numismatics)
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.12.31
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.02: Pasargadae, 1928: Sketchbook 11

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (24 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1928
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-11 is the eleventh of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Khurramabad (Iran), Demavand (Iran), Gilweran (Iran), Burujird (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XI: Pasargadae III, 1928"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius): Cuneiform inscription of Darius, DPc], [see FSA A.6 05.1303]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: right) Fratadara [Temple]: door and four fragments; left) Apadana sculpture."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 3 to 10 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: fragments of [ceramic vessel with painted patterns, from prehistoric mound of Tal-i Bakun (PPA)], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0577; FSA A.6 04.GN.0579; FSA A.6 04.GN.1147], [see FSA A.6 05.0499; FSA A.6 05.0530; FSA A.6 05.0547]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Fratadara [Temple]: re-used Achaemenid doorway; Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)]: remains of god seated on serpent throne."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 12 to 16 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: fragments of [ceramic vessel with painted patterns, from prehistoric mound of Tal-i Bakun (PPA)], [see FSA A.6 05.0613], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0547; FSA A.6 04.GN.0551; FSA A.6 04.GN.0556; FSA A.6 04.GN.0821]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "small stone pendant [possibly stamp seal], [5 June 1928], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0813; FSA A.6 04.GN.1089; FSA A.6 04.GN.1090]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)]: Cuneiform inscription, [XPe, old Persian version, on relief depicting royal garment], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0402], [see FSA A.6 04.05.v3.007a]; textile pattern; notes on Sasanian inscribed seal."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 18 and 19 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: flints and straight flints, from prehistoric mound of Tal-i Bakun (PPA), [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1168]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 20 reads, "itinerary:---via Ribatak to Sar Mashhad."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 21 to 29 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)]: [flints and ceramic vessel with painted patterns, from prehistoric mound of Tal-i Bakun (PPA)], [see FSA A.6 05.0683], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0509; FSA A.6 04.GN.0515; FSA A.6 04.GN.0519; FSA A.6 04.GN.0569; FSA A.6 04.GN.0570; FSA A.6 04.GN.0572; FSA A.6 04.GN.0582; FSA A.6 04.GN.0583; FSA A.6 04.GN.0584; FSA A.6 04.GN.0586; FSA A.6 04.GN.0811; FSA A.6 04.GN.0812; FSA A.6 04.GN.1026; FSA A.6 04.GN.1032; FSA A.6 04.GN.1145]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 30 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Palace H (Palace of Artaxerxes)]: start of panel on [east stairway, including relief picturing procession of Persian and Median servants], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1672]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 31 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Palace H (Palace of Artaxerxes)]: fragment of Cuneiform inscription of Artaxerxes I, [Art. I Pers. a, Akkadian version] (?), [see FSA A.6 05.1477]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 32 reads, "Burujird [(Iran)]: [Arabic] inscription of 'Abbas I (1022 H.) in Masjid-i Jum'a [Friday Mosque], [26.10.1928]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 33 reads, "[along the road to] Khurramabad [(Iran)], Persian inscription on west side of square monument with dedication of new road by Reza Shah (1307 H.) superposed."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 34 reads, "[along the road to] Khurramabad [(Iran)], beginning of inscription on p.33, south side of square monument."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 35 reads, "[along the road to] Khurramabad [(Iran)], beginning of inscription on p.33, east side of square monument."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 36 reads, "[along the road to] Khurramabad [(Iran)], beginning of inscription on p.33, north side of square monument, apparently 6th c. H."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 37 reads, "Pul i Kalhur (Kalhur Bridge) [(Iran)]: Arabic inscription in Kufic script, 374 H. Published."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 38 reads, "[in the collection of the] British Museum: Kufic tombstone, 445 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 39 reads, "[in the collection of the] British Museum: Persepolis [(Iran)], Kufic tombstone, 455 H.." "
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 40 to 43 reads, "Pasargadae [(Iran)], "unidentified measured plans and elevations."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 44, 45, and 46 reads, "Gilweran, near Khurramabad [(Iran)]: [libation copper] or bronze [vessel with long upward spout], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0526; FSA A.6 04.GN.0528; FSA A.6 04.GN.0529], [see FSA A.6 05.0680]; stone; pottery, from prehistoric grave, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0117], [see FSA A.6 05.670]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 47 reads, "Gilweran, near Khurramabad [(Iran)]: elevation and plan of grave; Arabic tombstone in Munich Exposition, 1910."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 48 reads, "Demavand [(Iran)], prehistoric pottery and bronze, [see FSA A.6 05.0670]."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Achaemenian inscriptions
Antiquities
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Decoration and ornament
Description and travel
Excavations (Archaeology)
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Old Persian inscriptions
Pottery
Relief (Sculpture)
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.02.11
Restrictions:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.07: Persepolis: Sketchbook 17

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Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (51 pages) ; 12.6 cm. x 20.8 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1933
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Summary:
- SK-17 is the seventeenth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Istakhr (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XVII: Persepolis."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements for beginning of Apadana drainage system."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], measurements for plan; and for excavation sounding No. 3."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], elevation of city wall (30.11.[19]32), [see FSA A.6 05.0835]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], measurements for excavation sounding No. 4 and sketches of two column bases."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], sketch elevation and plan of excavation sounding No. 4."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], measurements for excavation sounding No. 2."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)]: elevation of stairway [before excavation]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], main gateway [Gate of All Lands], southern doorway: plan and elevation [including decorative stone ring of west socket stone]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 15 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], main gateway [Gate of All Lands], eastern doorway: plan and elevation [including decorative stone ring of west socket stone]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 16 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], main gateway [Gate of All Lands], western doorway: plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0848, FSA A.6 05.0882]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], main gateway [Gate of All Lands]: [stone] mason's mark and detail of volute, [see FSA A.6 05.1143, FSA A.6 05.1181]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 18 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], left) TaĊara [Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius)]: plan of south-east corner; right) Hadish (Palace of Xerxes): section of vestibule and plan of drainage system north of Hadish, [see FSA A.6 05.1471]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 19 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], section of column base."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 20 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana: drawings of canals in north section of great Hall [Audience Hall], [see FSA A.6 05.0849; FSA A.6 05.0877]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 21 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana: plan of drainage system in south-east corner."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 22 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish [(Palace of Xerxes)]: column bases north of Hadish in front of small staircase [eastern stairway], [see FSA A.6 05.0884]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 23 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], drainage system north of TaĊara [Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius)], [see FSA A.6 05.0846; FSA A.6 05.0877]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 24 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana: drainage system in north-west section of hundred-column hall [Audience Hall], [see FSA A.6 05.0852; FSA A.6 05.0877]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 25 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Apadana]: drainage system in hundred-column hall [Audience Hall], [see FSA A.6 05.0877]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Throne Hall]: stairway to drainage system, east of hundred-column hall, [see FSA A.6 05.0877]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], foundation levels of Apadana and hundred-column Hall [(Throne Hall)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 28 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], TaĊara [Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius)]: [design of] walking lion [on hem of King's gown in relief], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1689, FSA A.6 04.GN.1690]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Apadana]: reconstruction of glazed-brick decoration with color notes, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0335, FSA A.6 04.GN.0336; FSA A.6 04.GN.0337, FSA A.6 04.GN.0338]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 30 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], TaĊara [Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius)]: [design of] walking lion [on hem of King's gown in relief], on northern doorway, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1689, FSA A.6 04.GN.1690]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 31 to 41 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements for plans of various structures and drainage system on terrace complex."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 43 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], elevation of city wall, [see FSA A.6 05.0835]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 44 and 45 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Office of the Guards on the north wall of Terrace complex]: [plan of the upper story], [see FSA A.6 05.0778; FSA A.6 05.0828]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 47 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Fratadara [Temple]: section of plan east of room five, [see FSA A.6 05.0873]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 48 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)], [sacred precinct]: measurements for the enclosure wall."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 49 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)]: plan of the enclosure wall, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2225]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 50 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)], unidentified building."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 51 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)], [sacred precinct]: more measurements for the enclosure wall."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 52 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Hadish (Palace of Xerxes), western stairway: measurements."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 53 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], east of TaĊara [Tachara Palace (Palace of Darius)]: plan and drainage system, [see FSA A.6 05.0846]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 54 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)], [sacred precinct]: measurements for the enclosure wall."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 55 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)], [sacred precinct]: plan for the enclosure wall, [see FSA A.6 05.0779; FSA A.6 05.0795]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 56 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)], [courtyard south] of Tripylon: plan of small column bases, [see FSA A.6 05.0873]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 57 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana: [plan of rooms located on the north-east corner of the structure], [see FSA A.6 05.0849]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 60 to 84 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]and [Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)], measurements for area plan, Nov.14, 1933."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 85 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], drainage opening near great stairway."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 86, 87, to 88 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], graves (?) and [drainage system]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 89 to 95 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: fragments of Achaemenian column, re-used in a Medieval mosque, [see FSA A.6 05.0732; FSA A.6 05.1167; FSA A.6 05.1168; FSA A.6 05.1169]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 96 and 97 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], graves on moutain to north."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 98 reads, "Gerdek [(Turkey)], measurements for plotting of mound."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 99 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], unexplained plan [possibly eastern wall of Terrace complex]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 100, 101, and 102 reads, "Akhur-i Rustam [(Iran)], astudans [(astodans, rock-cut cavities)], [entrance door to the tomb as well as half-columns with impost-block depicting a pair of animal protomes]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 103 and 104 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Apadana]: reconstruction of glazed-brick decoration with color notes, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0335, FSA A.6 04.GN.0336; FSA A.6 04.GN.0337, FSA A.6 04.GN.0338]."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Relief (Sculpture)
Local number:
FSA A.06 02.07.17
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