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Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, Collected in Shah Dai

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 12 in.x 26 in. (30.5 cm. x 66 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Shiraz
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A018
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 Ernst Herzfeld's notebook, N-108 (Arabische Inschriften I), reads, "[Page] 128. Shiraz. Shāh i Dāi."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 18: [no neg.] Shiraz. Shah Da'i. Marked in red 926 or 92b, two lines. See N-117, p.128 and [photo] File 33-75, bottom."
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, Collected in Shah Dai

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 11 in.x 16 in. (27.9 cm. x 40.6 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Shiraz
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A015
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 Ernst Herzfeld's notebook, N-108 (Arabische Inschriften I), reads, "[Page] 129. Shiraz. Shāh Dāi."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 15: [no neg.] Shiraz. Shah Da'i. Marked 2a. See N-108, p.129."
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
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, Collected in Shah Dai

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 8 in.x 11 in. (20.3 cm. x 27.9 cm.)
Type:
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Iran, Fars, Shiraz
Asia
Iran
Date:
1923-1931
Topic:
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Local number:
FSA A.6 06.A016
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 Ernst Herzfeld's notebook, N-108 (Arabische Inschriften I), reads, "[Page] 129. Shiraz. Shāh Dāi."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 16: [no neg.] Shiraz. Shah Da'i. Marked 2b. See N-108, p.129."
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, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Nasir Al-Din Shah and Court [graphic]

Creator:
Sevruguin, Antoin d. 1933
Subject:
Sevruguin, Antoin d. 1933
Smith, Myron Bement 1897-1970
Nāsir al-Dīn Shāh Shah of Iran 1831-1896
Islamic Archives
Physical description:
1 glass negative : b&w ; 17.8 cm. x 12.8 cm
Type:
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1890
Topic:
Rites and ceremonies
Qajar dynasty
Royalty (Nobility)
Local number:
FSA A.4 2.12.GN.19.01
Notes:
Title and summary note are provided by Shabnam Rahimi-Golkhandan, FSg curatorial research specialist
Antoin Sevruguin is one of the early pioneers of commercial photography in Iran. He arrived in Iran from Tbilisi, Georgia in the mid 1870s to set up shop in Ala al-Dawla street in Tehran. From the early days, Sevruguin's studio was trusted both by the Qajar court and by foreign visitors to Iran. Highly regarded for their artistic ingenuity outside Iran, Sevruguin's photographs of 'ethnic types,' architecture and landscape, and depictions of daily life of Tehran found their way into foreign travelogues, magazines and books. As such, he stands alone in a relatively large group of early Iranian photographers for being recognized and celebrated outside the boundaries of the country. Antoin Sevruguin passed away in 1933, leaving behind only a fraction of his large collection of glass negatives, which is currently in the Archives of the Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
Summary:
"The image has a very specific date and description attributed to it in Mahdi Bamdad's book. The following is a summary of the description: In Ramadan of 1307 (May of 1890) the 57,000 tooman owed to the treasury is returned. Aqa Dali is cooking the beans and on the right Mirza Ali Akbar (Bamdad, vol.5, p:159-160) has received the bags of money to send to treasury. The figures are identified as: From Right to left: Mirza Muhammad Malijak Amin Khan, General, Amin Huzur, I'timad al-Harem Khaja-Bashi, Aqa Da'i, Aqa Da'i's son, Aqa Da'i's brother, Rika, Nasir Al-Din Shah, Aqa Muhammad Saray-dar, Mirza Sayyid Ali (Mirza Ali Akbar's son). The figure sitting beside the bags of money is Mirza Ali Akbar." [Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, Curatorial Research Assistant]
- Faded handwritten number (inked, probably by Antoin Sevruguin) reads, "1083."
- Handwritten information on slip of paper (from a 1943-1944 cash book, produced by the Bathni Brothers, Tehran) reads, "Nasr ed Din Shah + Court." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information]
- Myron Bement Smith handwritten caption in English reads, "47.P; Box 19.1: Nasr ud Din Shah and court." [Myron Bement Smith Collection, Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information; Box 60; Folder 44: 47 P: Antoine Sevruguin, glass negatives, Iran]
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Myron Bement Smith Collection: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, 1973-1985
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.01: Persia, 1924: Sketchbook 07

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Sketchbook : 1 volume (30 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Type:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Persepolis (Iran)
Shīrāz (Iran)
Date:
1924
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Archaeology
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Description and travel
Excavations (Archaeology)
Headgear
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Inscriptions, Pahlavi
Inscriptions, Parthian
Middle Persian language
Relief (Sculpture)
Religious buildings
Royalty (Nobility)
Sassanids
Textile design
Local number:
FSA A.6 02.01.07
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-7 is the seventh 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 Persepolis (Iran), Shiraz (Iran), Guyum (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), Hajiabad (Iran), Istakhr (Iran), Firuzabad (Iran), Sar Mashhad (Iran), Bishapur (Iran), Nurabad (Iran), Jinjun (Iran)
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch VII: Persien, 1924"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [west side of Terrace Complex]: measurements for plan of part of terrace between Apadana and Tachara [Palace (Palace of Darius)], [see FSA A.6 05.0851]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 2 and 3 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements for plan of buildings adjoining Tripylon (Council Hall), [see FSA A.6 05.0842]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], measurements of unfinished tomb, parapet blocks [(crenellations)], and mason's mark."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "left) [vicinity of] Shiraz [(Iran)]: [measured elevation] of [rock-hewn mihrab above Allahu Akbar Pass] with Arabic inscription, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2648], [see FSA A.6 05.0216; FSA A.6 05.0371]; right) Mashriqain [(Iran)]: sarcophagus and niche, Arabic inscription, 828 H., [see FSA A.6 05.0371]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Guyum [(Iran)]: left) sketch figure of [Sasanian relief depicting standing] Bahram II, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2490; FSA A.6 04.GN.2491]; right) Arabic inscription 692 H. and wall decoration, Feb. 18, 1924."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Shiraz [(Iran)], plan and detail of Khatun [Mausoleum], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2656], [see FSA A.6 05.0371]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Shiraz [(Iran)]: ornamental detail at Shah Da'i [Shah Dai]; rosette and crown [of Narseh] in Sasanian reliefs and sketch plan of [tomb I, II, and III] at Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), [see FSA A.6 05.0984]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam [(Iran)]: left) [sketch] plan and elevation of [Sasanian reliefs depicting Bahram II among his family and courtiers], [see FSA A.6 05.0984]; top right) Pahlavi inscription [Middle Persian inscription located in burial site with rock-cut cavities (astudans, astodans)]; bottom right) Kuh-i Girdelak (Iran): Pahlavi inscription [Middle Persian inscription], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2673; FSA A.6 04.GN.2673a]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Hajjiabad (Hajiabad) [(Iran)], Shah Sherwan: [reconstruction of] Pahlavi inscriptions (Pahlavik), [Middle Persian and Parthian versions, mentioning king Shapur I exploits in archery], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2666]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Hajjiabad (Hajiabad) [(Iran)], Shah Sherwan: [reconstruction of] Pahlavi Inscriptions (Parsik), [Middle Persian and Parthian versions, mentioning king Shapur I exploits in archery], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2665]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: plan of [south-east] gate, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2411; FSA A.6 04.GN.2412], [see FSA A.6 05.0826]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: topographical sketch, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2418], and inscriptions, Pahlavi and Arabic [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1991]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 14 to 17 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: [pencilled] plan and measurements of [medieval] mosque remains, [see FSA A.6 05.0836], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2413; FSA A.6 04.GN.2414]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 18 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: Arabic graffiti and section of [Achaemenid] column base [re-used in medieval mosque], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2413]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 19 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)]: plan and section of [Achaemenid] column base and capital [re-used in medieval mosque], [ see FSA A.6 05.1170], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2415; FSA A.6 04.GN.2416]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 20 reads, "left) end of Istakhr [medieval] mosque measurements; right) Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)], [on main hall, south jamb of eastern doorway]: [reconstruction of one the three lower registers picturing] throne bearers [(representatives of all nations of the empire)], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1639; FSA A.6 04.GN.1641; FSA A.6 04.GN.1642]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 21, 22, and 23 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tripylon [(Council Hall)], [on main hall, south jamb of eastern doorway]: [reconstruction of one the three lower registers picturing] throne bearers [(representatives of all nations of the empire)], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1639; FSA A.6 04.GN.1641; FSA A.6 04.GN.1642]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 24 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Tachara [Palace (Palace of Darius)]: foreign [travelers] graffiti and sketch of [carvings of] palm tree ornaments [located on ceremonial staircases], [see FSA A.6 05.0899]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 25 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], plan and details of sculpture of [northwestern] end corner of Terrace [Complex], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2269; FSA A.6 04.GN.2270]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "left, Persepolis [(Iran)], north of city area [(possibly vicinity of Istakhr (Iran): a rock tomb [burial site with rock-cut cavities (astodans, astudans)], [see FSA A.6 05.1349], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2417; FSA A.6 04.GN.2418]; right) [sketches of flat relief], [see FSA A.6 05.0984]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], south city area: plan; detail of costume."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 28 and 29 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], plan of the north [wall of Terrace Complex including outcrops of unwrought bedrock], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2269]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 30 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], north of city [(Terrace Complex)] area: measured sketch of Fratadara [male] figure and location [on east jamb of sculptured window], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2493]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 31 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [measured] sketch of Fratadara Queen [female figure], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2492]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 32 reads, "Itinerary 3/19-21/1924, from Tiyun to Firuzabad."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 33 reads, "[vicinity of] Firuzabad [(Iran)], [Qal'a-ye Dokhtar, gorge of Tang-e Ab]: sketch, measurements [(topographical sketch and annotations on valley, bridge, rock relief, and iwan)], [see FSA A.6 05.0730]; Pahlavi inscription [of Mehr-Nerse, seven lines in Middle Persian language], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1977; FSA A.6 04.GN.2667; FSA A.6 04.GN.2668]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 34 to 37 reads, "Firuzabad [(Iran)]: plans of Ardashir's palace, [see FSA A.6 05.0752; FSA A.6 05.1434], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2433]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 38 reads, "Firuzabad [(Iran)], Kaleh-i Dukhtar [[Qal'a-ye Dokhtar]: measured plan [of Sasanian palace of Ardashir] I, [see FSA A.6 05.0715; FSA A.6 05.0716; FSA A.6 05.1436]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 39 reads, "Firuzabad [(Iran)]: left) four monograms [(coats of arms), drawn from rock reliefs depicting the victory of Ardashir over Artaban V], [see FSA A.6 05.0964]; right) fragment of Achaemenid column and measurements for Ardashir palace, [see FSA A.6 05.1202]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 40 reads, "Firuzabad [(Iran)]: left) masons' marks on "takht" [(Takht-i Nishin)], [see FSA A.6 05.0754]; center) measurements of tower [(tower-like Terbal)], [see FSA A.6 05.0753], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2445]; right) sketch of ornament from Imamzadeh Ja'far, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2657; FSA A.6 04.GN.2658]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 41 reads, "Firuzabad [(Iran)]: Stone ornaments from Imamzadeh Ja'far in Deh-i shahr and plan of column shaft, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2657; FSA A.6 04.GN.2658]; [Achaemenid column], [see FSA A.6 05.1202]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 42 reads, "left) Itinerary from Firuzabad to Dashtak Siyah; right) plan of Chahar Taq in Farrashband [valley], [near] Firuzabad [(Iran)], [see FSA A.6 05.0723; FSA A.6 05.0723a]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 43 reads, "Itinerary from Farrashband to Qanatabagh; notes on Chahar Taqs."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 44 reads, "Castrum-type building [(military garisson)] in [Farashband valley] and ruin between Qanatabagh and Sar Mashhad [(Iran)], [see FSA A.6 05.0344; FSA A.6 05.1380], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2305]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 45 reads, "Sar Mashhad [(Iran)]: left) details of figures [of headgears and hand gesture from Sasanian relief depicting king Bahram II in heroic combat], [see FSA A.6 05.0984], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2488]; right) Pahlavi inscription [Middle Persian inscription of the high priest Kartir], lines 34-46, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1980]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 46 reads, "Sar Mashhad [(Iran)]: Pahlavi inscription [Middle Persian inscription of the high priest Kartir], lines 16-33, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1980]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 47 reads, "Sar Mashhad [(Iran)]: left) sketch plan of building, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2452; FSA A.6 04.GN.2453]; right) Pahlavi inscription [Middle Persian inscription of the high priest Kartir], lines 1-16, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1980]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 48 reads, "Sar Mashhad [(Iran)]: Pahlavi inscription [Middle Persian inscription of the high priest Kartir], lines 39-59, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1980]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 49 reads, "Sar Mashhad [(Iran)]: bottom) Pahlavi inscription [Middle Persian inscription of the high priest Kartir], lines 33-38, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1980]; top) two sketched plans of building."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 50 reads, "itinerary from Sar Mashhad to Tang-i Chikan, April 1-3, 1924."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 51 reads, "Shapur [Bishapur (Iran)]: notes on largest relief [Sasanian reliefs, in two horizontal registers, depicting a presumably seated Shapur II and tribute procession]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 52 reads, "Shapur [Bishapur (Iran)]: left) Pahlavi inscription [(Middle Persian inscription)] of Bahram I (Narseh) [above Sasanian relief showing the investiture of Bahram I by the God Ahura Mazda (Hormizd)], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.3162]; right) foreign [travelers] graffiti on statue in cave [of Shapur I (Mundan cave)], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1803]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 53 reads, "Shapur [Bishapur (Iran)]: left) plan [position] of reliefs [Sasanian relief depicting the triumph of Shapur I over Valerian with groups of cavalry and infantry saluting the King]; right) cistern, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2459; FSA A.6 04.GN.2460; FSA A.6 04.GN.2461]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 54 and 57 reads, "Shapur [Bishapur (Iran)]: notes and sketches of details of individual figures [Sasanian reliefs, in five horizontal registers, depicting the triumph of Shapur I over Roman emperors], [see FSA A.6 05.0984], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2792; FSA A.6 04.GN.3176]; Itinerary from Shapur to Nurabad."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 58 reads, "Nurabad [(Iran)]: Arabic inscription of Imamzadeh Dar ahani with sketch of door; sketch of throne foot from Bahram relief at Shapur [Bishapur (Iran)], [see FSA A.6 05.0984]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 59 reads, "Nurabad [(Iran)], [Ruins of] Mil-i Azhdaha [tower]: plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0741], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1757]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 60 reads, "Jinjun [(Iran)]: plan and elevation of column base, [see FSA A.6 05.1182], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2184; FSA A.6 04.GN.2185]."
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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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks; Transcription of Various Arabic, Cuneiform, and Middle Persian Inscriptions (N-30)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Notebook : 1 volume (80 pages) ; 20 cm. x 12.3 cm
Type:
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Bisutun Site (Iran)
Dāmghān (Iran)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Persepolis (Iran)
Qum (Iran)
Shīrāz (Iran)
Date:
1904-1946
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Art of the Islamic World
Archaeology
Cuneiform inscriptions
Inscriptions
Inscriptions, Arabic
Inscriptions, Pahlavi
Middle Persian language
Local number:
FSA A.6 03.030
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:
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 1 to 13 reads, "Reconstruction of Pahlavi inscription at Paikuli."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 14 and 15 reads, "Plan of squeezes of Kartīr inscription, Naqsh-i Rustam."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 16 reads, "Tell (?), Arabic inscription of 601 H.."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 17 reads, "Dhū'l-Kifl, minaret, 2-line fragment of inscription."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 18 reads, "Bistun, Greek inscription and Kufic tombstone."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 19 reads, "Asadabad, Naskhi and Kufic tombstones."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 20 and 21 reads, "Sunghur, Arabic tombstones."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 22 reads, "Kale i Khusraw, Kufic tombstone."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 23 reads, "Tehran, Shah's Museum. Three master's signatures on metal objects."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 24 to 28 reads, "Veramin, inscriptions in Great Mosque, mihrāb, and tomb tower of 'Alā al-dīn."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 29 reads, "Kuhnagil, long Arabic inscription of 707 H.."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 30 to 32 reads, "Qum, inscriptions, including Gumbad-i sabz."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 33 and 34 reads, "Qazvin, three inscriptions."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 35 reads, "Hamadan, Kufic inscription."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 36 reads, "Coin inscriptions: Arabic and Pahlavi."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 37 to 66 reads, "Isfahan, 44 Arabic or Persian inscriptions, including a few from Pir-i Bakran."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 67 reads, "Pir-i Bakran, Hebrew inscription."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 68 to 71 reads, "Mashhad-i Mādar-i Sulaimān, Arabic inscriptions, including sarcophagi near tomb of Cyrus."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 72 reads, "Qabr-i Kalantar near Hajjiabad, Naskhi inscription."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 73 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam, Greek inscription on Shāpūr relief."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 74 reads, "List of squeezes made at Naqsh-i Rustam."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 75 reads, "Naqsh-i Rustam, Persian inscription of Shah 'Abbās."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 76 reads, "Persepolis. Pahlavi inscription in Tachara."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 77 to 95 reads, "Persepolis. 26 Persian or Arabic inscriptions."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 96 and 97 reads, "Persepolis. Syrian and Hebrew inscriptions."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 98 reads, "Persepolis. Cuneiform inscription, Hadish, on Darius' robe."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 99 reads, "Persepolis. Kufic on fold of garment, Tachara."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 100 reads, "Persepolis. Stonemasons' marks."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 102 to 105 reads, "Persepolis. Cuneiform inscription, Apadāna stairway."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 106 to 113 reads, "Persepolis. Cuneiform inscription, Terrace. Persian, Elamite and Babylonian versions."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 114 reads, "Persepolis. Hadish, cuneiform inscription."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 116 and 117 reads, "Persepolis. cuneiform inscription."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 118 and 119 reads, "Shiraz. Mashriqain, mihrāb and sarcophagus inscriptions."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 120 reads, "Shiraz. Shāh dā'ī allāh inscription, 807 H."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 121 reads, "Shiraz. Chehel Tan tombstone 654 H., reference to second tombstone."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, p. 125 reads, Notes on Aegean Neolithic ware"."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 127 to 129 reads, "Notes on Early Bronze Age bronzes."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 154 and 157 reads, "Pahlavi text, second Kartīr inscription."
- In Finding Aid, Joseph Upton's caption for N-30, pp. 162 and 182 reads, "Pahlavi text, Paikuli inscription."
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Expedition to Persia, Diary 2, 1923-1924

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Diary : 1 volume (90 pages) ; 20.5 cm. x 17 cm
Type:
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Date:
1923-1924
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Antiquities
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A.6 01.05
Notes:
- Additional information from staff reads, "The handwritten text of the Journal in German was transliterated and reviewed by Ernst Herzfeld's former collaborator, Friedrich Krefter, with the assistance of his wife, Maria Krefter. Please contact the Archives for digital access to the transliterated copy."
Summary:
- FSA A.6 01.05, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-84", provides an account of Herzfeld's field work (November 13, 1923 to January 5, 1924) to Shiraz (Iran) and the archaeological sites in its vicinity such as Pasargadae (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), Persepolis (Iran), and Istakhr (Iran), as well as an account of an expedition (March 3, 1924 to April 30, 1924) following the Firuzabad road from Shiraz (Iran) to Fīruzabad (Iran) and Farrashband (Iran), then moving north via Sar Mashhad (Iran), the ancient city of Bishapur (Iran), Nurabad (Iran), and Jinjan (Iran) (also called Jinjun). Finally, departing from Bushihr (Iran) (also called Bushire), Herzfeld visited the Island of Kharg (Iran)
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Tagebuch, Persien II, 1923-1924"
- Pasargadae (Iran): Notes on ruins around tomb of Cyrus, 7th c. H; caravansarai, 8th c. H.; bath, Safavid. Sketch of two painted potsherds; rough topographical plan of citadel and surrounding area; section of polished stone from altar; section Achaemenid road between Pasargadae and SIwand, November 13-18, (pp. 1-11)
- Reviews past experience and worries about vast amount of study material accumulated, November 16, 1923, (pp. 7-8)
- Pasargadae (Iran): Photographs taken, November 17, 1923, (p. 9)
- Kamin (Iran) and Siwand (Iran): Sketch of roof tile, November 19, 1923, (pp. 10-11)
- Comments on Democracy and Mussolini, November 19, 1923, (pp. 12-13)
- Hajjiabad (Iran), November 19, 1923, (p. 15)
- Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Study of tombs and reliefs; squeezes of cuneiform, Greek and Pahlavi inscriptions; notes on Achaemenian city and plan of area. Sketch: sarcophagi in tomb of Darius, November 20-26, 1923, (pp. 15-26)
- Imamzadeh Shah Isma'il (Iran): Astodans. Sketch of elevation of one tomb, November 24, 1923, (pp. 21-22)
- Daulatabad (Iran): Comparison of ceramics with those at Naqsh-i Rustam, November 25, 1923, (p. 25)
- Firuz Mirza, Nusrat al-daula, son of Ferman Ferma. Visit to Persepolis as Governor-General. of Fars with distinguished company. Also to Naqsh-i Rajab, Naqsh-i Rustam, Istakhr, Band-i Amir via Hadjiabad (Achaemenian ruins). Comments of Prince Firuz on excavations and preservation of monuments, November 26-31, 1923, (pp. 26-31)
- Persepolis (Iran): Preparation of plan; squeezes of all inscriptions-cuneiform, Arabic, Pahlavi and Persian; notes on graffiti, sculptures, ceramics, neighboring ruins. Sketch of plan of terrace (p.47); wing of Ahuramazda symbol with traces of color , November 30 to December 22, 1923, (pp. 31-58)
- Shiraz (Iran): Visit to Hāfiziyya (pp.61-62); to Chehel Tan and Haft Tan (p.62 and 72); to Qasr-i Abū Nasr and Barm-i dilak (pp.65-67); references by Persians to ruins in and near Shīrāz (pp.68/69); visit to Mashriqain (pp.69-70), Sketch: pp.69-70; notes on city gates, Khātūn and Shāh Dā'ī allah. Information from British Consul, Mr. Chick, re Sar Mashhad, Khārg, the oil regions, Bushire, Rēshahr, Gumeck, December 23 to March 2, 1923, (pp. 59-72)
- Kale-i Bandar (old Pahndizh, Shiraz) (Iran): Sketch of site and deep well, December 29, 1923, (p. 61)
- Qasr abu Nasr (Iran), December 31, (p. 65 ff)
- Barm-i Dilak (Iran), December 31, 1923, (pp. 65-67)
- Shiraz (Iran): Processing glass negatives, January 2, 1924, (pp. 67-68)
- Mashriqain (Iran), January 3, 1924, (pp. 69-70)
- Shiraz (Iran), January 5, 1924, (p. 71)
- Nagsh-i Rustam (Iran): Checked inscriptions and comments on dating of tombs, March 3-4, 1924, (pp. 72-74)
- Kuh-i Girdelak (Iran): Astodan (astudan) with inscription and two Shapur I Pahlavi inscriptions, March 4-5, 1924, (pp. 74-75)
- Istakhr (Iran): Comment on city area, the mosque, city gate, date and list of types of ceramics. Sketch: plan of ruins and gateway, March 5-8, 1924, (pp. 75-83)
- Persepolis (Iran): Discovery of astodan; notes on European graffiti, grave mounds; Fratadara reliefs, city limits, March 8-13, 1924, (pp. 83-96)
- Corpus Inscriptionum Partharicarum, Outline, March 9, 1924, (pp. 85-88, 91)
- Corpus of Arabic Inscriptions in Persia, Outline, March 9, 1924, (pp. 88-90)
- List of photographs taken at Persepolis, Istakhr, Shah Sherwan, Naqsh-i Rajab, Naqsh-i Rustam, (pp. 92-94)
- Arrangements with Firuz Mirza re publication of report with recommendations for preservation of ruins, March 14, 1924, (p. 96)
- Proclamation of Persian Republic awaited on 20th, the eve of No Ruz, March 19, 1924, (p. 100)
- Tiyun (Iran): Trip from Shiraz via Pul-i Fasa, March 20 1924, (pp. 102)
- Kavar (Iran): Trip from Tiyun via Fakhrabad, March 20, 1924, (pp. 103)
- Verses of a poem commencing "War es der Wind...", March 20, 1924, (pp. 104-105)
- Khajai (Iran): Trip from 'Kawar Sarai. Table reckoning travel time from Bishapur to Bushire, March 21, 1924, (pp. 105-106)
- Another try at poem beginning "Hände satteln flink die Pferde...", March 21, 1924, (pp. 107)
- Firuzabad (Iran): Notes on gorge. Kaleh-i Dukhtar, Kale-i Pisar, the bridge and inscription, reliefs, and Ardashir's palace. (3/24-25). The old round city, Ardashir Khurreh, the tower (pp.110-114). see Dashtak siyāh for Imāmzādeh Ja'far, March 22-23, 1924, (pp. 108-110)
- Firuzabad (Iran): list of photographs taken, March 22, 1924, (pp. 109, 111-112)
- Dashtak Siyah (Iran): Imamzadeh Ja'far, March 26, 1924, (p. 115-118)
- Comments on approaches to art history and to life in general; and on Persia's three great periods: Achaemenid, early Sasanian and Buwayid, March 26, 1924, (p. 116-118)
- Farrashband (Iran): Sasanian ruins and Chahar Taq, reminiscent of Alamundar church in Rusafa. Sketch: plan of Chahar Taq, March 27, 1924, (pp. 119-120)
- Qanatabagh (Iran): With Tells and Sasanian city ruins, March 28, 1924, (pp. 120-121)
- Sar Mashhad (Iran): Six groups of Sasanian ruins between Qanatabagh and Sar Mashhad, 28-mile stretch. Three Chahar Taqs, relief of Bahram II and inscription of Kartir. Sketch: hand of King holding Queen's arm, March 29-30, 1924, (p. 122-128)
- List of photograph taken at Sar Mashhad (iran) and Farrashband (Iran), March 30, 1924, (p. 125-126)
- Sar Mashhad (Iran): Relief of Bahram II, March 30, 1924, (pp. 127)
- Ribattak (Iran), March 31, 1924, (p. 128)
- Pul Abginne (Iran), between Ribattak and Kazerun: Rock relief of Timur Mirza, father of Farman Farma (Qajar Period), April 2, 1924, (pp. 129)
- Bishapur (Iran): Detailed notes on Sasanian reliefs (Shāpūr I, Bahrām I and II) and on Shāpūr I statue in cave, April 3-7, 1924, (p. 129-143)
- Kazerun (Iran), April 3, 1924, (pp. 130-131)
- Bishapur (Iran): List of photograph and sketch of cave and figure; plan and location of sculptures and cave, April 7, 1923, (pp. 132-133, 138-139)
- Bishapur (Iran): Bahram I, comments on relief, April 7, 1923, (p. 136)
- Bishapur (Iran): Reliefs, April 7, 1923, (p. 140-143)
- List of photographs taken at Persepolis (Iran), April 7, 1923, (pp. 144-157)
- List of photographs taken at Naqsh-i Bahram, Mil-i Azdaha, Kurangun, Da u Dukhtar, Dar Ahani, Jinjun, Kale-i Safid, Bishapur (Iran), (p. 155)
- Saraw Bahram (Iran): Relief of Bahram II, full-face. Sketch: details of sculpture, April 8, 1923, (pp. 156)
- Nurabad (Iran): Imamzadeh Dar ahani, sketch: plan of shrine (p.157); elevation and plan of second Imamzadeh (p.158), April 9, 1923, (pp. 157-159)
- Tulespid (Iran): Ruins of Achaemenian city with notes on geography of area. See also Fahliun for reference to inscribed tile, April 10, 1923, (pp. 160-161)
- Jinjun (Iran): Ruins with Achaemenian column bases reminiscent of Persepolis, April 10, 1923, (pp. 161-162)
- Sih Tulul (Iran): , April 10, 1923, (pp. 162)
- Husainabad (Iran): Description of pre-Sasanian area and rock relief of Kurangun, near Fahlian, April 11, 1923, (p. 162-165)
- Da u Dukhtar (Iran), near Husainabad: Rock tomb, type of Persepolis tombs, with discussion of dating. Sketch: architectural details , April 12 1923, (p. 165-167)
- Fahliyun, also called Fahlian (Iran): Also visited, with Kaleh Safid, in 1905. Tomb of Shaikh, 716 H. and Kufic rock inscription. Reference to inscribed tile (Elamite ?) found in Tulespid, April 13, 1923, (pp. 168-169)
- Baba Munir (Iran): Imamzadeh, 894 H, April 15, 1923, (pp. 169)
- Historical role of Germany since Charlemagne. Applies the thesis "Morality can only be judged by intention" to historical developments in the Near East and Europe, April 15, 1923, (p. 170-175)
- Ganawa (Iran): Trip from Baba Munir to Kharg via oil fields and Ganawa, April 16-17, 1923, (pp. 175-176)
- Notes on rock tombs (reminiscent of Palmyra) and Imamzadeh Mir Muhammad (date of Ja'fariyyah in Isfahan and Waramin, etc. Sketch of crosses and other symbols on tombs, April 18-22, 1923, (pp. 175-177)
- Bushire (Iran): Enroute to Europe, April 22-28, 1923, (pp. 177-178)
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The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
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