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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."
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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Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 7 lines in Naskhi Script, on Wall of Khatun Mausoleum

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 16 in.x 22 in. (40.6 cm. x 55.9 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.A014
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] 131. Shiraz. Khātūn."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 14: [no neg.] Shiraz, Khatun. Seven lines of Naskhi. See N-108, p. 131 and [photo] File 33-72."
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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Shiraz (Iran): Squeeze of Arabic Inscription, 5 lines in Naskhi Script, on Medallion in Khatun Mausoleum

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 17 in.x 17 in. (43.2 cm. x 43.2 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.A017
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] 131. Shiraz. Khātūn."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Arabic No. 17: [no neg.] Shiraz, Khatun. Medallion, Naskhi. See N-108, p. 130 and [photo] File 13-(3). p. 19."
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 ; 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."
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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 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 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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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
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Anistās Mārī al-Karmilī, ab 1866-1947
Becker, Carl Heinrich 1876-1933
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian 1868-1926
Berchem, Max van 1863-1921
Krefter, Friedrich 1898-1995
Meyer, Eduard 1855-1930
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor 1865-1945
Sobernheim, Moritz
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum
Verlag Philipp von Zabern
Physical description:
150 linear feet (ca. 30,000 items)
Type:
Articles
Collection descriptions
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Diaries
Drawings
Glass negatives
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographic prints
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Paper Squeezes
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Jordan
Lebanon
Syria
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Aleppo (Syria)
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Baʻlabakk (Lebanon)
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Bisutun Site (Iran)
Damascus (Syria)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Ḥimṣ (Syria)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Luristān (Iran)
Nahāvand (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Palmyra (Syria)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Petra (Extinct city)
Sāmarrā' (Iraq)
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Tāq-e Bostān Site (Iran)
Tripoli (Lebanon)
Date:
1899-1962
Topic:
Abbasids
Aerial photography
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Antiquities
Architectural drawing
Art of the Islamic World
Ayyubids
Decoration and ornament
Description and travel
Excavations (Archaeology)
History
Inscriptions
Numismatics
Papyrus
Pottery
Religious buildings
Seals (Numismatics)
Local number:
FSA A.06
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:
- The Ernst Herzfeld collection description is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's own publications, on handwritten captions from his original field research material, on FSg Archives accession documents for the Ernst Herzfeld Papers, on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, and finally on relevant scholars' publications and articles
"Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879-1948) was an orientalist whose many talents led him to explore all phases of Near Eastern culture, from the prehistoric period to Islamic times and from linguistics and religion to art and architecture." [Margaret Cool Root, 1976: "The Herzfeld Archive of the Metropolitan Museum of Art. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 11, pp. 119-124."]
Summary:
The Papers primarly relate to Herzfeld's survey of the monuments, artifacts, and inscriptions of Western Asia between 1903 and 1947 and particularly to his excavations at Istakhr (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), Paikuli (Iraq), Pasargadae (Iran), Persepolis (Iran), Samarra (Iraq), and Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), as well as various archaeological expeditions throughout Cilicia, Mesopotamia, Northern Syria, and Persia. Additional research materials, probably collected by Moritz Sobernheim and Max Freiherr von Oppenheim but preserved by Ernst Herzfeld, were part of a broader project, that of Max van Berchem's "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum." Much of the research material he accumulated during this time was used in preparation for his nearly two hundred books, articles, and lectures
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel journals, 1905-1928" is composed of eight travel journals: 1) FSA A.6 01.01 provides first an account of a trip (October 25 to November 19, 1928) to Khurramabad in which Herzfeld accompanied Reza Shah, and second an account of a trip (February 17 to March 19, 1929) from Tehran to Kuh-e Khwaja; 2) FSA A.6 01.02 provides an account of a trip (September 2 to November 18, 1905) from Assur to Shiraz ("Von Kalat Schergat nach Schiraz, 1905"); 3); FSA A.6 01.03 provides an account of a trip (November 23 to January 03, 1906) from Shiraz to Constantinople ("Von Schiraz nach Teheran und Constantinopel, 1905"); 4) FSA A.6 01.04 provides an account of a trip (February 14 to November 14, 1923) from Berlin to Pasargadae ("Tagebuch. Persien I, 1923"); 5) FSA A.6 01.05 provides an account of a trip (November 15, 1923 to April 30, 1924) from Pasargadae to bushire ("Tagebuch. Persien II, 1923-1924"); 6) FSA A.6 01.06 provides an account of a trip (December 1, 1923 to March 21, 1924) from Kabul (Afghanistan) to Mashhad (Iran) ("Afghanistan -Ostpersien I, 1924-1925"); 7) FSA A.6 01.07 provides first an account of a roundtrip (June 3 to June 29, 1911) Samarra - Sulaimaniya, and second an account of a trip (September 12 to September 19, 1911) from Balad (Iraq) to Seleucia - Ctesiphon ("Samarra Tagebuch 2, Reise nach Sulaymānīyah und nach Ktesiphon Baghdad"); 8) FSA A.6 01.08 provides an account of a trip (July 8 to August 27, 1913) from Samarra to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran) ("Tagebuch der Rückreise von Samarra 1913")
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks, 1923-1931" is organized into thirteen subseries: 1) FSA A.6 02.01 covers Herzfeld's travels and surveys of the most major archaeological sites in Persia from 1923 to 1924; 2) FSA A.6 02.02 provides a view of Pasargadae where Herzfeld formal excavations occupied twenty-eight days in April and May 1928; 3) FSA A.6 02.03 in part covers Herzfeld's years of travel and survey of most major archaeological sites in Persia from February 1923 to the end of October 1925; 4) FSA A.6 02.04 in part covers Herzfeld's years of travel and survey of most major archaeological sites in Persia from February 1923 to the end of October 1925; 5) FSA A.6 02.05 provides records of Herzfeld's observations related to Isfahan (Iran), Kerman (Iran), Na'in (Iran), and Saweh (Iran); 6) FSA A.6 02.06 provides records of Herzfeld's observations during a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran) and Sistan (Iran), carried out in February and March 1929; 7) FSA A.6 02.07 covers the field activities of the Persepolis Expedition, including excavations at Istakhr (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and the terrace complex of Persepolis (Iran); 8) FSA A.6 02.08 records Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains related to Split (Croatia); 9) FSA A.6 02.09 provides records of measurements for topographical maps related to Firuzabad (Iran), Khurha (Iran), Pasargadae (Iran), Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran), and Persepolis (Iran); 10) FSA A.6 02.10 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains and prehistoric artifacts related to Nineveh (Iraq), Ur (Iraq), Samarra (Iraq), Hamadan (Iran), Harsin (Iran), Kermanshah (Iran), and Shiraz (Iran); 11) FSA A.6 02.11 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs, some from the Hahn Collection; 12) FSA A.6 02.12 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on archaeological remains, reliefs and inscriptions, prehistoric artifacts and decorative motifs related to several archaeological sites in Persia and Mesopotamia, as well as to the prehistoric mound of Tepe Giyan (Iran) in particular; 13) FSA A.6 02.13 provides records of Herzfeld's observations on inscriptions, archaeological remains, architecture, and decorative motifs related to Aleppo (Syria), Damascus (Syria), Hama (Syria), Hims (Syria), and Ma'arat al-Nu'man (Syria)
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks" is composed of 131 folders including a large variety of locations, names, topics, genres, and languages. As of today, only four inventories of objects (ledgers) have been digitized and are available online: 1) FSA A.6 03.089 provides an inventory of objects collected or acquired in several cities throughout Mesopotamia and Persia in 1923 and 1924; 2) FSA A.6 03.090 provides an abbreviated and corrected version of FSA A.6 03.089 as well as a continuation of FSA A.6 03.091; 3) FSA A.6 03.091 provides a continuation of FSA A.6 03.089, to which Herzfeld added an inventory of objects collected or acquired in several cities throughout Persia in 1926 and 1927, 1929, and finally 1932 and 1933; 4) FSA A.6 03.092 comprises a finds journal from the excavation of Pasargadae in 1928 as well as a random inventory of Near Eastern prehistoric objects
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files" contains 3,890 glass negatives, chronogically numbered from 1 to 5,066, which were originally stored in wooden boxes of 50 photographs each. Of most of these, Herzfeld had blueprints made which he arranged in 16 binders irrespective of the number on the negative. In addition to the 16 blueprint binders, Herzfeld assembled 5 albums including two from the Samarra series labelled "Paläste und Moscheen-I and -II." The remainder of the photographs, many given by Herzfeld's sister to George Miles and later donated to the Freer Gallery of Art, from glass negatives and from cut films, sometimes identified by Herzfeld, were printed en masse for study purpose (labelled by Upton as duplicate prints) and which are, for the most part, unpublished. For his own research, Herzfeld also collected prints from many sources. Of those there are no negatives. Finally, in early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 14 additional files in excess of the 21 existing files arranged by Herzfeld himself. The eight remaining files, File 35 to File 42, are made of duplicate prints provided by the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps" comprises 1,562 drawings and 70 maps, published and unpublished, with observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, and artifacts
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions" is organized into three subdivisions: FSA A.6 06.A, 100 items, inscriptions in Arabic language; FSA A.6 06.C, 129 items, inscriptions in Cuneiform writing; FSA A.6 06.M, 164 items, Middle-Persian and Parthian inscriptions. The paper squeezes relate primarly to several archaeological expeditions carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in the Middle East, from 1908 to 1934; to a trial excavation and an excavation campaign carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in Persepolis and several nearby sites, from 1923 to 1934; and to three expeditions to Paikuli (Iraq), in 1911, 1913, and 1923
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions" is organized into 15 units of original materials (drawings, sketches, sketchbooks, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, blueprints, notes, diaries, prints, journals, publications, articles, clippings, rubbings) from two campaigns of excavation at Samarra in Iraq, carried out by Ernst Herzfeld on behalf of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin between the years 1911 and 1913
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 8: Archaeological Artifacts" contains 101 numbered objects, ranging from H1 to H101, and 3 unnumbered artifacts. The numbers are those painted in red on the objects when they were listed by Dr. Richard Ettinghausen. The medium of these artifacts comprises metal (8), wood (10), stone (4), pottery (60), glass (6), stucco (4), bone or ivory (8), painted plaster (1). As stated in Herzfeld's Statement of Gift to Dr. Wetmore, Secretary of the Smithsonian Institution, the artifacts were considered as library and study material only. They were finally transferred to the Freer Study Collection in February, 14, 1984."
Cite as:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals 1905-1928
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks 1923-1931
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 3: Notebooks
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files 1903-1947
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 5: Drawings and Maps 1903-1947
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions 1906-1945
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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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:
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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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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Expedition to Persia, Diary 1, 1923

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject:
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Physical description:
Diary : 1 volume (72 pages) ; 20.5 cm. x 17 cm
Type:
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Date:
1923
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art
Antiquities
Architecture
Art of the Islamic World
Description and travel
Local number:
FSA A.6 01.04
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 01.04, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "N-83", provides an account of an expedition (February 14, 1923 to November 14, 1923) from Berlin (Germany) to Pasargadae (Iran), via Bombay (india) and Karrachi (Pakistan), then following ancient caravan roads via Baghdad (Iraq), Paikuli (Iraq), hamadan (Iran), Tehran (Iran), Isfahan (Iran), to finally reach Shiraz (Iran) and the monuments in its vicinity
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Tagebuch, Persien I, 1923"
- Ab-i'arm, near Khurha (Iran): Sketch plan of bath, (p. 1)
- Bombay (India): Refused permission to disembark, March 16, 1923, (p. 1)
- Karrachi (Pakistan): Refused permission to disembark, March 18, 1923, (p. 8)
- Zubair (old Basra) (Iraq): Comparison with Samarra (Iraq), March 24, 1923, (p. 9)
- Baghdad (Iraq) and Ctesiphon (Iraq): Notes on Talisman Tor, Mustansiriyya Madrasa, Sultanatspaläste, in der Zitadelle, Mirjāniyya Madrasa, Khan Ortma. Side trips to Ctesiphon. Comments on British and Arab personalities and on political views of Egyptians, March 25 to May 24, 1923, (pp. 10-36)
- Miss Gertrude Bell, quote "uncrowned Queen of Iraq," April 5, 1923, (p. 12)
- Samarra (Iraq): Visit with comments of personalities, state of ruins and Caliph's palace. Comparison of ruins with Kufa (p.21); of mosques with those at Nejef and Qazwin (p.22); and fate of the lost finds from Samarra during World War I., April 9-16, 1923, (pp. 15-16)
- al-Kharsuin (Iraq): Visit and observation re ruins, probably Nebukadnezar's time. Sketch: plan of temple with ziggurat, April 17, 1923, (p. 16)
- Taq (Iraq): Visit to and comments, April 19, 1923, (pp. 17-18)
- Salman Pak (Iraq): Sketch of two carved stucco ornaments, April 19, 1923, (pp. 19)
- Baghdad (Iraq): Daniel, Menachem, Baghdad philantropist; Sarkis, Yusuf (Baghdad), "very fine library, almost complete about Iraq," April 25, 1923, (p. 19)
- Vicinity of Kufa (Iraq): Sanctuary of Dhuʹl-Kifl, April 27, 1923, (pp. 19-21)
- Nejef (Iraq): Safavid entrance to mosque compared with mosques in Samarra (Iraq) and Qazvin (Iran), April 28, 1923, (pp. 22)
- Baghdad (Iraq): Khayyat, Djirdjis (antique dealer, Baghdad), important antiquities for sale: Hellenistic, Parthian, Sasanian and Islamic, May 12, 1923, (pp. 23-25)
- Bahrām V GÅr; silver plate in possession Khayyat, May 12, 1923, (pp. 24-25)
- Account of fate of Babylon expedition finds during World War I: May 1923, (pp. 27-30)
- Fate during World War I of Sarre's "hebb", (p. 31)
- More discussion of antiquities, including important Sasanian bullae, May 18, 1923, (pp. 32-35)
- Warka (Iraq): Sasanian bullae, May 18, 1923, (pp. 32-35)
- Deli 'Abbas (Iraq): Trip from Baghdad via Khan Bani Sa'ad, Nahrawan, Ba'quba, Khan al-Musabbagh, Abu Saida to Deli 'Abbās, with comments on Arab and British officials, May 24-26, 1923, (pp. 37-41)
- Kal'at al-Mufti (Iraq): The larger of two Tells between Abu Saida and Deli 'Abbas, May 26, 1923, (p. 39)
- Qara Tepe (Iraq): Trip from Deli 'Abbas via Nahr Shohane, Tell Manzil (Ishtar-statuette), Khir Suweine, Qyshla Suweine (ruins), Kashheh Pass, Narimchai. Comments on inhabitants and landscape, May 27, 1923, (pp. 41-44)
- Kallan (Iraq): Trip from Kifri via Sarkalan and Kallan (Kal'a-i Shirwana), May 29, 1923, (pp. 49-51)
- Trip to Paikuli (Iraq) via Zhala and work there, including new names in inscriptions, May 30 to June 7, 1923, (pp. 51-53)
- Trip from Paikuli (Iraq) via Diagiaish, Qaslan, Darband, Khan-i Naft to Sarpul, June 7, 1923, (p. 52)
- Darband Gorge (Kurdistan): Babylonian reliefs and ruins, June 9, 1923, (pp. 54-55)
- Sarpul (Iran): Made squeezes of inscriptions. Arsacid relief with Pahlavi inscription of Ardvaran V (Hartaban), June 11-12, 1923, (p. 55-57)
- Dukkan i Daud (Iran), June 13 1923, (pp. 57-58)
- Kerind (Iran): Building remains, June 14, 1923, (pp. 59)
- Firuzabad (Iran): In the valley from Kerind a whole series of Tells. Nearby the rock drawing of an ibex, June 14, 1923, (p. 59-60)
- Husainabad (Iran): Large Tell, June 15, 1923, (pp. 60)
- Hasanabad (Iran): Many Tells, two meaningful, June 16, 1923, (pp. 61)
- Harnawa (Harunabad) (Iran): Many old settlements, June 16, 1923, (pp. 61)
- Kermanshah (Iran), June 21, 1923, (pp. 62-64)
- Taq-i Bustan (Iran): Small grotto: Shapur II and III. Squeezes of textiles of hunting reliefs in large grotto of Khusro II. Notes on Kale-i Khusrawi, June 21-24, 1923, (pp. 64-69)
- Kale i Khosrowi (Iran): Sketch of ruins, June 21, 1923, (p. 67)
- Tell Ciah-i Gulan (Iran), June 21, 1923, (p. 67)
- Hajjiabad and Bisutun (Iran): Column bases and capitals, Sasanian or Arsacid, June 26, 1923, (pp. 69-70)
- Bisutun (Iran): Sasanian capital, Khusro II; Parthian worshipper; relief of Mithradates II; inscriptions of Darius, Mithradates and Gotarzes; 12-13th c. tombstones, June 26, 1923, (pp. 70-72)
- Dinawar (Iran): Pre-Sasanian monuments. Tell Nasiliyan, Tell Shahr-i Dagianus, June 27, 1923, (p. 72)
- Adjin (Iran), June 28, 1923, (p. 73)
- Sunghur (Iran): Imamzadeh in the city and Imamzadeh Malag outside; Kufic tombstones; and comments on the inhabitants, June 25-26, 1923, (pp. 74-76)
- Asadabad (Iran), June 29, 1923, (p. 76)
- Ferman Ferma, owner of Adjin. For rock sculpture of father, Timur Mirza, see under Pul Abginne. In 1905 Ferman Ferma Governor of Kirmanshah, Burujird, Luristan, June 29, 1923, (p. 76)
- Hamadan (Iran): Lion, Esther's tomb. Gumbad-i Alawiyyan, Imamzadeh Baba Tahir, Kufic tombstones in cemetery Sar-i ahl-i qubur, antiquities for sale, July 1-4, 1923, (pp. 77-82)
- Ab-i'arm (Iran), July 4, 1923, (p. 82)
- Qazvin (Iran): Trip from Hamadan to Qazvin via Ab-i Garm. Mosque compared with that in Nejef, July 5-6, 1923, (pp. 83-84)
- Qazvin (Iran) to Teheran (Iran), July 8-9, 1923, (pp. 84-85)
- Teheran (Iran): Visit to photographic studio of Sevruguin, July 9, 1923, (p. 85)
- Teheran (Iran): No diary, July 10 to September 30, 1923
- Ray (Iran): Camped at Citadel, October 1, 1923, (p. 86)
- Varamin (Iran): Recorded all inscriptions, October 2-3, 1923, (pp. 86-88)
- Qum (Iran): Trip from Waramin via Abarik, Hajjiabad, Karimabad, Sar-i Masila, Muhammadabad, Kadj, Kumrad, Qara Tepe. Treasures of the Shrine. Older grave towers of 761/1359 and 792/1390, October 4-6, 1923, (pp. 88-91)
- Qara Tepe (Iran): Ruin mound on the edge of the salt desert enroute to Qum, October 5, 1923, (p. 90)
- Qum (Iran): Gunbad-i Sabz, inscriptions noted and visit to three sanctuaries, October 7, 1923, (pp. 91-92)
- Daghun (Iran): Stone lions; Imamzadeh Ja'far, restored by Shah 'Abbas I, October 8, 1923, (pp. 92-94)
- Husainabad (Iran) (between Dāghun and Khurha): Trip via Daulatabad, Kal'a Tcham, Deh-i NÅ, October 9, 1923, (pp. 94)
- Khurba (Iran): Notes on temple ruins, graves and ceramics. Sketch: possible plan and sockel of corner column, October 10-12, 1923, (pp. 95-101)
- Dilijan (Iran): From Khurha to Dilijān via Nāin and Āb-i Garm. Popular conception of "antiques" of peasants of Dilijan. Sketch: plan of old bath (inside covers of N-83), October 13, 1923, (pp. 101-102)
- Personal comments on Misc. topics, 1923 Oct. 13. Comments on possible results of current political attitudes in Germany under Streseman, October 13, 1923, (pp. 102-104)
- Dilijan-Isfahan (Iran): Itineraries, October 14, 1923, (p. 104)
- Reflections on what caused the ruin of the Orient, October 14, 1923, (pp. 104-106)
- Quruqtchai (Iran): Trip from Quruqtchai to Wandadeh, October 15 1923, (p. 106)
- General observations on Persian people and politics, October 15, 1923, (pp. 106-108)
- Wandadih (Iran): Trip via Mehme and Djoshagan-i qali. Notes on limestone doors, October 16, 1923, (pp. 108-109)
- Observations on the historic relationships between the Slavs and Western Europe, October 16, 1923, (p. 109-111)
- Comments on donkeys and horses, October 17, 1923, (pp. 111-112)
- Gez (Iran), October 18, 1923, (pp. 113-120)
- Observations on British customs, war memorials and cultural and political conditions in Europe, October 18, 1923, (pp. 113-120)
- Isfahan-Bushire and Shiraz-Bushire, October 18, 1923, (pp. 114-115)
- Isfahan (Iran): Chehel Sutun with reliquaries (pp.124, 126); Masjid-i 'Ali (pp.122, 127); Mashid-i Jum'a (pp.122, 128); Shahristan with minaret "Chan Rustan" (p.127) Masjid-i Shah (p.127); Imamzadeh Isma'il (Jewish Nabi 'Isaya) (pp. 127, 130); Chehel Dukhtaran madrasa (p.128); Chinar-i Dalbati (p.128); Minare-Baba Tuteb (p.129); Baba Sukhta (pp.128, 129); Baghuch Khana (p.129); Tabariq (p.129); Baba Qasim (pp.129, 130); Takht-i Pulad (pp.129, 132); Harun-i Wilaya (p.130); Ja'fariyya (p.130); entrance of Qaisariyya (p.130); Hasht Behisht (pp.130, 132), October 19 to November 7, 1923, (pp. 124-132)
- Isfahan (Iran), October 20-23, 1923, (pp. 120-124)
- Isfahan (Iran): Sketch: Location of paintings, discussion of Chehel Sutun and objects in museum (Korans, Wasf-nāmeh), October 23, 1923, (p. 124)
- Isfahan (Iran), October 25, 1923, (p. 127)
- Pir Bakran (Iran): Sketch of glazed tile, November 6, 1923, (pp. 132)
- Abadeh (Iran): Trip from Isfahan via Marg, Maqsud Beg, Yezdikhast. Conversations with officials in Abadeh, November 7-10, 1923, (pp. 132-133)
- Khan-i Khurra (Iran): Eight-sided Safavid caravansarai between Dehbid and Abadeh, November 11, 1923, (p. 136)
- Qadirabad (Iran): Trip from Dehbid, November 12, 1923, (pp. 138-139)
- Pasargadae (Iran): Sketch: detail of columns and bases; doorway of tomb of Cyrus, November 13-14, 1923, (p. 139-143)
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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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