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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Jubairiyya, House XVII: View of Wall Decoration [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.9 cm. x 16.9 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.23.174
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, "213 Photo 247 und 248 Haus XVII (früher XII), Djafariyyah Nischenzimmer Aufnahmen auf einander."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "213."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
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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 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House): View of Wall Decoration [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.8 cm. x 17 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.19.012
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:
- Original publication caption reads, "Haus XVI (Bartus). Ornament 123."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1; Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate IV, 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 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): Jubairiyya, House XVI: View of Wall with Ornamentation [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.8 cm. x 16.6 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.19.107
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Orn. 123."
Additional information in publication reads, "123. Haus XVI; Tafel IV und XLVI, Abb. 121."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1; Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate XLVI, center."
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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 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House): View of Wall Decoration [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 5.85 cm. x 17.1 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.19.170
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Orn. 223."
Additional information in publication reads, "223. Haus bei Jubairiyya; Tafel LXXX; Abb. 236."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1; Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LXXX, right."
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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 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House): View of Wall Decoration [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.8 cm. x 17 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.19.173
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Orn. 232a."
Additional information in publication reads, "232. Haus bei Djubairiyya; Tafel LXXXII, LXXXIII und LXXXIV; Abb. 248."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1; Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LXXXIII."
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 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): Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House): View of Wall Decoration [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 12 cm. x 17.1 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.19.174
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Ernst Herzfeld's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Orn. 232b."
Additional information in publication reads, "232. Haus bei Djubairiyya; Tafel LXXXII, LXXXIII und LXXXIV; Abb. 248."
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1; Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LXXXIV."
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 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): Jubairiyya, House XVI: View of Wall with Ornamentation [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.9 cm. x 17.1 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.23.185
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, "210 (in blue: 505) Samarra. Haus XVI (früher XI) W-Wand, gesamtansicht."
- Original photograph number given in red reads, "210."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "505."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
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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 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Jubairiyya, House XVI: View of Wall with Ornamentation [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.9 cm. x 17.1 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.23.186
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, "(in blue: 552) Platte Nr. Sam. 408. Haus XVI (früher XI) O-Wand."
- Original photograph number given in blue, possibly indicating a revision, reads, "552."
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
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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 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.9 cm. x 16.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.002
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
- Original publication caption reads, "Bruchstück vom Najaden Bilde, Haus XVI." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 9-13 and Plate III.]
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
- Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate III, bottom right."
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 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): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.6 cm. x 11.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.072
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Bruchstücke von Najaden und Raubtieren." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37; Plate LI, bottom.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LI, bottom."
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
Visitor Tag(s):

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragment of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.5 cm. x 11.5 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Animals in art
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.028
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Djausaq, Harem. Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Kopf eines Ungeheuers." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37, Abb. 22, p.37.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Abb. 22, p.37."
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
Visitor Tag(s):

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.6 cm. x 11.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.063
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Djausaq, Harem. Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Fries von Enten in Wellenranken." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37; Plates LVI, bottom.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LVI, bottom."
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
Visitor Tag(s):

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 12.8 cm. x 8 cm
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.5 cm. x 11.6 cm
1 photographic print : b&w ; 13.2 cm. x 10 cm
1 photographic print : b&w ; 10.8 cm. x 17 cm
1 photographic print : b&w ; 15.8 cm. x 11.4 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.071
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Fischerin und Rahmen (a, d). Frauenköpfe vom Najaden Bilde (b, c). Fries von Reihern (e)." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37; Plates LI, top; LII; LIII, top; LIV; and LVI, top.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plates LI, top; LII; LIII, top; LIV; and LVI, top."
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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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.5 cm. x 11.5 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.073
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Bruchstücke von Najaden Bilde. Fische im Netz." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37; Plate LIII, bottom.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LIII, 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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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 16.5 cm. x 11.7 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Animals in art
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.074
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Bruchstücke von Najaden Bilde." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37; Plate LII.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative. Possible Inventory Number, based on Finds Journal: IN-514."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LII."
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 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.6 cm. x 16.6 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.077
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Bruchstücke vom Najaden Bilde. Frauenköpfe und Hände." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37; Plate LIII, top.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LIII, top."
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 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Fragments of Wall-Paintings, from Jubairiyya, House XVI (Bartus House) [graphic]

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 photographic print : b&w ; 11.7 cm. x 16.8 cm
Type:
Photographic prints
Place:
Iraq, Salah ad-Din, Samarra, al-Jubairiyya
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1911-1913
Topic:
Abbasids
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Excavations (Archaeology)
Mural painting and decoration
Stucco
Local number:
FSA A.6 04.21.079
Notes:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Friedrich Sarre's publication, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3: Die Malereien von Samarra."
Summary:
Original publication caption reads, "Nereiden und tiere im wasser. Haus XVI. Geflügeltes Ungeheuer vom Najaden Bilde." [Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Pp. 34-37; Plate LV, top.]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "Samarra was founded by the Abbasid Caliph al-Mu'tasim (r. 833-842) in 836 AD to serve as his imperial capital. [...] The construction of the many mosques and palaces at Samarra fostered an early flowering of architectural decoration. What mainly survives today are wall revetments in carved stucco and wall paintings on fine gypsum surfaces. Earlier Iranian (Sassanian) decorative styles influenced much of the carved stucco panels found at Samarra. The decoration was primarily based on vegetal forms but later developed into more abstract motifs. The wall paintings illustrate a wide range of subjects such as geometric patterns and courtly scenes with figurative representations of listening and playing music, banqueting and dancing. Depictions of animals, especially camels and birds also feature on fragments recovered from the site. [...] Construction halted at Samarra in about 880 AD and later was abandoned by the Caliph and his court in 892." [Lucia Burgio, Robin J.H. Clark, Mariam Rosser-Owen, "Raman analysis of ninth-century Iraqi stuccoes from Samarra", Journal of Archaelogical Science 34 (2007) 756-762."]
Additional information from Archives staff reads, "No existing negative."
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1927: "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 3; Die Malereien von Samarra. Verlag Dietrich Reimer Ernst Vohsen, Berlin. Plate LV, top."
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 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions, 1906-1945

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Anistās Mārī al-Karmilī, ab 1866-1947
Berchem, Max van 1863-1921
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926
Becker, Carl Heinrich 1876-1933
Meyer, Eduard 1855-1930
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Dietrich Reimer Verlag (Berlin, Germany)
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum
Verlag Philipp von Zabern
Physical description:
Field notes : 186 items ; drawings, sketches, sketchbooks, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, blueprints, notes, diaries, prints, journals (accounts), publications, articles, clippings, rubbings
Type:
Articles
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Syria
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Date:
1906-1945
Topic:
Papyrus
Abbasids
Aerial photography
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Art of the Islamic World
Decoration and ornament
Description and travel
Excavations (Archaeology)
History
Inscriptions
Numismatics
Pottery
Religious buildings
Local number:
FSA A.6 Series 7
Notes:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, vol 1," and Alastair Northedge's publication, "An Interpretation of the Palace of the Caliph at Samarra (Dar Al-Khilafa or Jawsaq Al-Khaqani). In Ars Orientalis, Vol. 23."
Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
"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:
"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 mark the beginning of large-scale archaeological research on Islamic antiquities. During this time, Herzfeld was supported for brief periods by the swiss architect Samuel Guyer, Commander von Ludloff, various technical assistants, and finally Friedrich Sarre, who was the director of the Islamic department at the museum and initiator of the expedition. For most of the time, however, all tasks that today would be divided among a team of archaeologists rested solely on Herzfeld's shoulders: coordinating hundreds of workmen at various sites, measuring buildings, drawing architecture and objects, and cataloging finds, but also negociating with local authorities who were often uncooperative. Still working at a time when the success of a venture such as the Samarra expedition was measured by its spectacular finds in both architecture and precious objects, the immense responsibility for bringing this expedition through the unexplored territories of Islamic archaeology to a successful conclusion presented an enormous physical and psychological challenge. In an effort that from the perspective of modern archaeology must be called Herculean, he excavated and examined nineteen sites [Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Congregational Mosque of Madinat al-Mutawakkiliyya, Shiite Shrine Complex, Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr Īṣā, and the Qaṣr al-Āshiq; the Cemetery at Shabbat al-Hawā; Mausoleum of Imām al-Dūr; Tall al-Alīq; Ḥarba Bridge and finally the residential architecture at al-Quraina, al-Qāṭūn, al-Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr Īṣā, and the baths] and collected a stupendous corpus of material, one that in many respects still forms the foundation for our knowledge of the city of Samarra and ʼAbbāsid art in the 3rd/9th centuries. What is astonishing is that Herzfeld himself considered his achievements during the first campaign in Samarra to be merely a dress rehearsal for the more ambitious second campaign which focused on the Dār al-Khilāfa." [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. Preface, p.IX."]
Publications:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1907: "Samarra, Aufnahmen und Untersuchungen zur Islamischen Archaeologie. Behrend & Co, Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1912: "Erster Vorläufiger Bericht über die Ausgrabungen von Samarra. Dietrich Reimer (Ernst Vohsen), Berlin."
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1923: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra I, Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin."
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, 1948: "Ausgrabungen von Samarra VI, Geschichte der Stadt Samarra. Hamburg, Eckardt & Messtorff; Buchhändlerischer Vertrieb durch D. Reimer, Andrews & Steiner, Berlin."
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."
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions, 1906-1945. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C
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