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Bistam (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, in Kufic Fleuri Script, on Wall of Congregational Mosque

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 7 in.x 12 in. (17.7 cm. x 30.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Semnan, Bistam
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A009
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
Summary:
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 9: [no neg.] Bistam. Four squeezes, single line, Kufic fleuri. Khodabandeh, numbered 9/9c. See N-109, p. 31."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Bistam (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, in Kufic Fleuri Script, on Wall of Congregational Mosque

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 6 in.x 12 in. (15.2 cm. x 30.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Semnan, Bistam
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A009c
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
Summary:
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 9: [no neg.] Bistam. Four squeezes, single line, Kufic fleuri. Khodabandeh, numbered 9/9c. See N-109, p. 31."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

Bistam (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, in Kufic Fleuri Script, on Wall of Congregational Mosque

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 7 in.x 12 in. (17.7 cm. x 30.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Semnan, Bistam
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A009b
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
Summary:
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 9: [no neg.] Bistam. Four squeezes, single line, Kufic fleuri. Khodabandeh, numbered 9/9c. See N-109, p. 31."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

Bistam (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, in Kufic Fleuri Script, on Wall of Congregational Mosque

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 6 in.x 12 in. (15.2 cm. x 30.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Semnan, Bistam
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A008
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
Summary:
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 8: [no neg.] Bistam. Single line, Kufic fleuri. Khodabandeh. See N-109, p. 31a."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

Bistam (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, in Kufic Fleuri Script, on Wall of Congregational Mosque

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 7 in.x 12 in. (17.7 cm. x 30.5 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Semnan, Bistam
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Decoration and ornament
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A009a
Restrictions:
Access is by appointment only, Monday through Thursday 10:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Please contact the Archives to make an appointment: AVRreference@si.edu
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
Summary:
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 9: [no neg.] Bistam. Four squeezes, single line, Kufic fleuri. Khodabandeh, numbered 9/9c. See N-109, p. 31."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Squeezes : 393 items; various dimensions
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Iran
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Tāq-e Bostān Site (Iran)
Date:
1911-1934
Topic:
Achaemenian inscriptions
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Cuneiform inscriptions
Cuneiform inscriptions, Akkadian
Cuneiform inscriptions, Elamite
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Inscriptions, Pahlavi
Inscriptions, Parthian
Middle Persian language
Old Persian inscriptions
Relief (Sculpture)
Sassanids
Textile design
Local number:
FSA A.6 Series 6
Notes:
- For the Arabic inscriptions, titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Iran in the Ancient East. Archaeological Studies Presented in the Lowell Lectures at Boston. London: Oxford University Press, 1941," and Joseph Upton's Finding Aid
- For the Cuneiform inscriptions, titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on the publication, "Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985;" and Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Finding Aid
- For the Middle-Persian and Parthian inscriptions, titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Paikuli: Monument and Inscription of the Early History of the Sasanian Empire; Berlin: D. Reimer, 1924;" Helmut Humbach and Prods O. Skjærvø's publication, "The Sassanian Inscription of Paikuli; Supplement to Herzfeld's Paikuli. Wiesbaden: Reichert, 1980;" and Joseph Upton's Finding Aid
Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Series VI: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions."
"Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879-1948) was an orientalist whose many talents led him to explore all phases of Near Eastern culture, from the prehistoric period to Islamic times and from linguistics and religion to art and architecture." [Margaret Cool Root, 1976: "The Herzfeld Archive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 119-124."]
Summary:
- Additional information related to paper squeezes in Arabic language reads, "100 paper squeezes taken at the following archaeological sites: Bistam (Iran), Congregational Mosque, 1 Inscription in Floral Kufic Script, 5 items. Isfahan (Iran), Tomb in Imamzada Ismail Mausoleum and Tomb in Masjid-i Ali, 4 inscriptions, in Kufic and Naskhi Script, 4 items. Kale i Khosrawi (Iran), unidentified building, 1 Inscription in Kufic Script, 1 item. Pasargadae (Iran), Mausoleum of Cyrus the Great, Mashhad-i-Madar-i-Suleiman, 9 inscriptions, 20 items. Pasargadae (Iran), Gate R (Palace with the Relief), 1 inscription, 1 item. Persepolis (Iran), Tachara, 5 Inscriptions, in Kufic and Naskhi Script, 6 items. Rayy (Iran), Tughril Mausoleum, 1 Inscription, 1 item. al-Dūr (Iraq), Mausoleum Imām al-Dūr, 1 inscription, 1 item. Sāmarrā' (Iraq), Balkuwārā Palace, 1 sgraffito, 1 item. Sāmarrā' (Iraq), unidentified building, 1 inscription, 4 items. Shiraz (Iran), Khatun Mausoleum, 2 inscriptions, in Naskhi Script, 2 items. Shiraz (Iran), Shāh Dāi, 3 inscriptions, 3 items. Sunghur (Iran), unidentified gravestone, 2 inscriptions, in Kufic Script, 4 items. Taq-i Bustan (Iran), Sassanid Rock Reliefs, 3 inscriptions, 4 items. Tus (Iran), Haruniya Mausoleum, 4 inscriptions, 10 items. Miscellaneous objects, 33 items related to unidentified Arabic inscriptions on diverse objects and 1 item related to unidentified Cuneiform inscription."
- Additional information related to paper squeezes in Cuneiform writing reads, "129 paper squeezes taken at the following archaeological sites: Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), Tomb of Darius I, 3 inscriptions, DNb: Old Persian Version, 30 items; Akkadian Version, 30 items; Elamite Version, 9 items. Persepolis (Iran), Southern Terrace Wall, 4 "Foundation Inscriptions," DPd: Old Persian Version, 5 items, DPe: Old Persian Version, 7 items, DPf: Elamite Version, 7 items, DPg: Akkadian Version, 8 items. Persepolis (Iran), Apadana, 1 Inscription, XPba, Old Persian Version, 7 items. Persepolis (Iran), Tachara, 4 Inscriptions, XPca: Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite Version, 3 items; XPcb: Old Persian, Akkadian, and Elamite Version, 5 items; A3Pb: Old Persian Version, 3 items; DPa?: Elamite Version, 1 item. Persepolis (Iran), Hadish, 1 Inscription, XPd(west): Old Persian Version, 1 item. Persepolis (Iran), Palace H, 1 Inscription, A3Pc: Old Persian Version, 4 items. Persepolis (Iran), unidentified, 1 Inscription, XPb? or XPd?: Akkadian Version, 2 items. Sarpul (Iran), Rock Relief depicting Triumph of Annubanini, 1 inscription, Akkadian version, 1 item. Bonze tablets, 'Abdadana Tablet', 3 items; unidentified tablet, 2 items."
- Additional information related to paper squeezes from the Sassanian Inscription of Paikuli (Iraq) reads, "164 paper squeezes taken at the following archaeological sites: Paikuli (Iraq), 1 inscription, Middle-Persian version, 98 items. Paikuli (Iraq), 1 inscription, Parthian version, 63 items. . Paikuli (Iraq), Unidentified inscription, Unidentified version, 2 items. Persepolis (Iran), Tachara, 1 inscription, Middle-Persian version, 1 item."
Publications:
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1910: "Iranische felsreliefs; aufnahmen und untersuchungen von denkmälern aus alt- und mittelpersischer zeit. Berlin, E. Wasmuth A.-G."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1920: "Am Tor Von Asien, Felsdenkmale aus Irans Heldenzeit. Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, A.-G., Verlag in Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1924: "Paikuli: Monument and Inscription of the Early History of the Sasanian Empire; Volume II, containing 228 plates. Berlin: D. Reimer, Ernst Vohsen."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 19230-31: "Archaeologische Mitteilunen aus Iran; Band II and III. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1935: "Archaeologische Mitteilunen aus Iran; Band VII. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1938: "Archaeologische Mitteilunen aus Iran; Band IX. Verlag von Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
- Herzfeld, Ernst, 1941: "Iran in the Ancient East. Archaeological Studies Presented in the Lowell Lectures at Boston. London: Oxford University Press."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
Visitor Tag(s):

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