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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Tall al-Aliq: Topographical Plan [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 drawing : 50 cm. x 64.3 cm
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Tall al-Aliq
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Local number:
FSA A.6 05.1090
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1
Summary:
Original caption reads, "Tall al-'aliq. Samarra, unpublished."
Additional information reads, "It should be noted that other small pavilions at a site that suggests a look-out point are known in Samarra but have not been preserved. A prominent example was located on the Tall al-Alīq east of the Dār al-Khilāfa and served as a spectator's lodge for one of the race-tracks." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003. p.77n."]
Publications:
Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003. p77n."
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 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Panoramic View of Tall al-Aliq [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 12 cm. x 39.9 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Tall al-Aliq
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Panoramas
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.23.104
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 transcript of original captions written on the backs of the prints which were glued to an Album page."
Summary:
- Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "222-224 (in blue: 89.1-3) Panorama of Tell al-Alidj von Süden."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "222-224."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "89. 1-3."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Tall al-Aliq: View towards the Race-Track [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.1 cm. x 10.5 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Tall al-Aliq
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.19.244
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 Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik."
Summary:
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): View of Tall al-Aliq [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 6.1 cm. x 10.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, Tall al-Aliq
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.PF.19.259
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 Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik."
Summary:
Caption provided by Joseph Upton reads, "Tell al-Alīq. cf. 23-104."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Twenty-six Drawings of Various Finds [drawing]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Drawing 1 folder (26 leaves) ; various dimensions
Type:
Drawings
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Pottery
Local number:
FSA A.6 07.30.02
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket
Summary:
- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to 16 houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into, for instance, House Va or XIb, naming in all 24 different sites. [...]. Unfortunately, Herzfeld changed the numbering of the houses a third time when he finished the final drawings for the publication, including only 14 houses. [...]. In those cases in which Herzfeld noted on his field sketch either the name of the area or the new numbering of the house we can at least identify the site. These records indicate al-Quraina (Qurainah) as the location of Houses I to VI, connect al-Qāṭūn with House XI, the area of Ṣūr Īṣā with Houses VIII and IX, and a House XVII with Jubairiyya." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.121."]
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'a' reads, "IN-57; IN-270: [Kūrah]; IN-185: [House IX, room 4 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 4)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'b' reads, "IN-187: [House IX, room 4 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 4)]; IN-188: [House IX, room 5 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 5)]; IN-186: [House IX, room 4 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 4)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'c' reads, "IN-189: [House IX, room 4 (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 4)]; IN-2092: [House XII, room 1 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer i)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'd' reads, "IN-631: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 16u]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'e' reads, "IN-56."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'f' reads, "[Ornament 31]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'g' reads, "[Ornament 33]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'h' reads, "IN-36; IN-38; IN-59; IN-627: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 35n]; IN-732: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 26w]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'i' reads, "IN-890: [Dār al-Khilāfa, Throne Hall, south (Thronsäle Süd)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'j' reads, "IN-69: [House I (formerly Haus I)."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'k' reads, "IN-70: [House I]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'l' reads, "IN-30: [Sargid Abbās]; IN-58; IN-70: [House I]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'm' reads, "IN-39."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'n' reads, "IN-268: khirr Gzêïgi."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'o' reads, "IN-220: [House XIII, room 12 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 12)]; IN-211: [Bath II, (Bad II)]; IN-222: [House XII, bath, room 10 (formerly Haus IX, bad, zimmer 10)]; IN-227: [House XII, room 20 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 20)]; IN-689: [Tall al-Alīq (Tell al-Alidj)]; IN-691: [Dār al-Khilāfa, Small Serdab]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'p' reads, "IN-129: [House II, west and east room (formerly Haus I, west and ost zimmer)]; IN-621: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 11 and 16]; IN-620: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 16t, 31q]; IN-681: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 31s]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'q' reads, "IN-656: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 33l]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'r' reads, "IN-656: [Dār al-Khilāfa, 33l]; IN-977: [Dār al-Khilāfa, Throne Hall (Thronsäle)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 's' reads, "[room 6]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 't' reads, "[House IX, room 7 (Haus IX, zimmer 7)]; [House XIV, room 8 (Haus II, zimmer 8)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'u' reads, "[House V, room 37, 45 ( Haus V, zimmer 37, 45)]; [House II, room 8 (Haus II, zimmer 8)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'v' reads, "[House II, room 8 (Haus II, zimmer 8)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'w' reads, "IN-109: [House II, room 13 ([formerly] Haus I, zimmer 13)]; IN-103: [House IV ([formerly] Haus III)]; IN-102: [House VII]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'x' reads, "[IN-215: House XIV, T-shaped Hall (Haus VIII, T-form)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'y' reads, "[IN-925: Dār al-Khilāfa, Throne Hall (Thronsäle)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for item 'z' reads, "[IN-874]."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik. Berlin, D. Reimer. p.29, 33, 34, 77, 134."
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 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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