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Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Achaemenid dynasty, 559-330 B.C.  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
1 Item (paper squeeze, b&w, 21 in.x 28 in. (53.3 cm. x 71 cm.))
Item C-3
Archival materials
Paper squeezes
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Iran -- Fars -- Naqsh-i Rustam -- Tomb of Darius I
Scope and Contents note:
Print corresponds to negative 5049, bottom.
Scope and Contents:
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "7."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "DNb = Darius, Naqsh-i Rustam. The inscrition Naqsh-i Rustam B stands on the two sides of the door in the center of the crossbeam: Old Persian in the panel to its left, in 60 lines; Elamite, 43 lines, in the panel to the right, with an Aramaic version in 25 lines at the bottom; in the last panel to the right, the Akkadian version in 39 lines with the space of one line vacant between lines 31 and 32."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 3. ([neg.] 5049, bottom) Naqsh-i Rustam. Lines 13-18, left."
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 3: Lines 13-18, third from top, left edge."
- Additional information from Roland G. Kent's publication reads, "Some miles north of Persepolis, on the south face of a steep ridge known as Ḥusain Kūh or 'Mountain of Husain', there are four gigantic niches, cut in the shape of Greek crosses, and serving as entrances to the tombs lying in the rock behind them. The second from the east is the tomb of Darius I, and bears inscriptions." [Roland Kent: Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953, p.109."]
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription, DNb, Old Persian Version, on the Achaemenid Tomb of Darius I
Papers squeezes are organized in sequential number following language scripts, which are housed in folders, and stored in metal flat files.
Local Numbers:
C-003 FSA A.6 06.C003
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on 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 Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Ernst Herzfeld first visited Naqsh-i Rustam in November 1905 during his expedition return from the Assur (Kalat Schergat, Iraq) excavation. During the two last months of 1923 as well as early March 1924, in addition of his work on the terrace of Persepolis, Herzfeld spent time at Naqsh-i Rustam checking the inscriptions. In 1928, the architect Friedrich Krefter joined Herzfeld in Persia, in an expedition funded by the Notgemeinschaft der Deutschen Wissenschaft, to complete various measured plans and drawings in Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Naqsh-i Rustam. On March 1, 1931, now under the auspices of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, excavations at Persepolis were begun. Ultimately, in 1933, attention was directed to Naqsh-i Rustam, where Herzfeld traced the outer enclosure of the site and copied the inscription on the tomb of Darius I. Ernst Herzfeld left Persepolis permanently in Spring 1934.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Achaemenian inscriptions  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Cuneiform inscriptions  Search this
Old Persian inscriptions  Search this
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Paper Squeezes
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. National Museum of Asian Art Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946.
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 06.C003
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions / 6.3: Cuneiform Script
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives