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Myron Bement Smith Collection

Creator:
Smith, Myron Bement, 1897-1970  Search this
Names:
Aga-Oglu, Mehmet, 1896-1949  Search this
Ettinghausen, Richard  Search this
Field, Henry  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Kuban, Dogan  Search this
Moe, Henry Allen  Search this
Pope, Arthur Upham, 1881-1969  Search this
Former owner:
Blake, Marion Elizabeth  Search this
Extent:
192 Linear feet
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Date:
circa 1910-1970
Summary:
The Myron Bement Smith collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. It contains substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime. The Islamic Archives was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture.
Scope and Contents:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection consists of two parts, the papers of Myron Bement Smith and his wife Katharine and the Islamic Archives. The papers include some biographic material about Myron but little about his wife. Information on his academic and professional experience is sketchy and his diaries and appointment books often contain only sporadic entries. The papers contain substantial material about his field research in Italy in the 1920s and his years working on Islamic architecture in Iran in the 1930s. Correspondence comprises the largest and most potentially useful part of the papers. Letters describe the milieu in which he operated in Rochester, NY and New York City in the 1920s and early 1930s; the Smiths' life in Iran from 1933 to 1937; and the extensive network of academic and social contacts that Myron and Katharine developed and maintained over his lifetime.

The Islamic Archives, formally entitled The Archive for Islamic Culture and Art, was a project to which Smith devoted most of his professional life. It includes both original materials, such as his photographs and notes, and items acquired by him from other scholars or experts on Islamic art and architecture. Most of the latter consists of photographs and slides. Smith intended the Archives to serve as a resource for scholars interested in the architecture and art of the entire Islamic world although he also included some materials about non-Islamic architecture. The core collection of the Archives consists of Smith's original photographs and architectural sketches of Iranian Islamic monuments made during his field research in the 1930s. He meticulously photographed the interior and exterior of monuments, including their decorative detail. Some of the photographic materials subsequently loaned, purchased, or donated to the Archives may enable scholars to document sites over time but in many cases the materials are poorly preserved or reproduced. A notable exception to this is the glassplate negatives and prints of 19th century Iranian photographer Antoin Sevruguin.
Arrangement:
The collection is arranged into 2 major series with further subseries. A third series inventories the outsized and miscellaneous materials.

Series 1: Papers

Subseries 1.1: Biographic Materials

Subseries 1.2: Professional Experience

Subseries 1.3: Notebooks, Journals and Appointment Books

Subseries 1.4: Correspondence

Subseries 1.5: Published and Unpublished Materials

Subseries 1.6: Italy Research 1925, 1927-1928

Subseries 1.7: Iran Research 1933-1937

Subseries 1.8: Katharine Dennis Smith Papers and Correspondence

Series 2: The Islamic Archives

Subseries 2.1: Islamic Archives History, Collection Information

Subseries 2.2: Resource Materials Iran

Subseries 2.3: Resource Materials Other Islamic World and General

Subseries 2.4: Myron Bement Smith Architectural Sketches, Plans and Notes, Iran, 1933-1937

Subseries 2.5: Myron Bement Smith Iran Photographs, Notebooks and Negative Registers

Subseries 2.6: Country Photograph File

Subseries 2.7: Lantern Slide Collection

Subseries 2.8: Myron Bement Smith 35 mm Color Slides

Subseries 2.9: Country 35 mm Color Slide File

Subseries 2.10: Myron Bement Smith Negatives

Subseries 2.11: Country Photograph Negatives

Subseries 2.12: Antoin Sevruguin Photographs

Series 3: Outsize and Miscellaneous Items

Subseries 3.1: Map Case Drawers

Subseries 3.2: Rolled Items

Subseries 3.3 Items in Freezer

Subseries 3.4 Smithsonian Copy Negatives
Biographical Note:
Myron Bement Smith was born in Newark Valley, New York in 1897 and grew up in Rochester, New York. He died in Washington D.C. in 1970. He showed an early interest in drawing, and after graduation from high school, he worked as a draftsman for a Rochester architect. He served in the US Army Medical Corps in France during World War I and on return again worked as an architectural draftsman. He studied at Yale University from 1922 to 1926, earning a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree. During summer vacations, he worked as draftsman or designer for architectural firms in New York City. After graduation, he received a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation grant and spent two years in Italy doing research on northern Italian brick and stone work. He used photography as an tool for his research and published several well-illustrated articles. On return he joined an architectural firm in Philadelphia and in 1931 became a registered architect in New York. He enrolled in Harvard University graduate school in 1929 pursuing a Master of Fine Arts degree.

In April 1930, Smith was appointed Secretary of the newly created American Institute for Persian Art and Archaeology founded by Arthur Upham Pope and located in New York City. He had no prior academic or work experience in Islamic art or architecture, and his job entailed designing publications, arranging lectures, organizing exhibitions and fund raising. That summer he arranged an independent study course at Harvard University on Persian art and subsequently studied Persian language at Columbia University and attended graduate courses at the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University. His work and academic credentials enabled him to compete successfully for a research fellowship from the American Council of Learned Societies in 1933 to study Iranian Islamic architecture.

Accompanied by his new bride Katharine Dennis, Smith left for Iran in 1933. They suffered a horrendous motor vehicle accident in Iraq en route and required a lengthy recuperation in Lebanon and Cyprus. The Smiths eventually arrived in Isfahan, Iran, where they established their "Expedition House," as Smith called it, in a rented faculty house at Stuart College. Smith's research consisted of meticulous photographic documentation of Islamic monuments and architectural sketches and drawings of many of them. He concentrated on the Isfahan area but also documented monuments elsewhere in Iran. Smith outfitted his station wagon as a combination camper and research vehicle in which he and his staff traveled widely. Katharine sometimes traveled with him but generally she remained in Isfahan managing the household and logistics for the "expedition." The Smiths left Iran in 1937.

Smith published several articles about Iran's Islamic monuments based on his field research and in 1947 completed his PhD thesis for The Johns Hopkins University on the vault in Persian architecture. His professional career from 1938 until his death in 1970 consisted of a series of temporary academic positions, contract work and government or academic sponsored lecture tours and photographic exhibits. He had a long lasting relationship with the Library of Congress where he served as an Honorary Consultant from 1938 to 1940 and again from 1948 to 1970; from 1943 to 1944 he was Chief of the Iranian Section at the Library. Despite his lack of published material, Smith was well-known among academic, government and private citizens who worked, traveled or were otherwise interested Iran and the Islamic world.

Smith developed an extensive network of professional and social contacts that dated from his early student days and increased markedly during his time at the Persian Institute and later in Iran. He kept in touch with them and they touted him to others who were interested in Iran or Islamic art and architecture. This network served him well in realizing his ambition of creating a resource for scholars that relied on photographs to document Islamic architecture. The Islamic Archives began with his own collection of photographs from his Iran research and grew to include all manner of photographic and other materials not only on the Islamic world but also other areas. Creating and managing the Archives became the main focus of Smith's professional life and career. In 1967 he received a grant from the National Endowment for the Humanities to revise his PhD thesis as a publishable manuscript but died before he could complete it.
Related Materials:
The Antoin Sevruguin Photgraphs

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Lionel B. Bier Drawings

Lionel D. Bier and Carol Bier Photographs
Provenance:
Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith, transfered from National Anthropological Archives.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Islamic architecture  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Turkey  Search this
Iran-description and travel  Search this
Iran-History 20th Century  Search this
Islamic Architecture-Middle East  Search this
Iran-social life and customs  Search this
United States-Social life and customs  Search this
Mosques  Search this
Architecture -- Iran  Search this
Citation:
The Myron Bement Smith Collection. FSA.A.04. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Katherine Dennis Smith.
Identifier:
FSA.A.04
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3c8c950fe-250b-40df-b8c7-bcf788073968
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-04
Online Media:

Folio from a Khamsa (Quintet) by Nizami (d.1209); verso: illustration: The Prophet's night journey (Mi’raj); recto: text

Calligrapher:
Murshid al-Shirazi  Search this
Medium:
Ink, opaque watercolor and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W (overall): 31.1 x 19.7 cm (12 1/4 x 7 3/4 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Shiraz, Fars, Iran
Date:
1548 (955 A.H.)
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
night  Search this
Muhammad  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
angel  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
travel  Search this
Iran  Search this
The Night Journey  Search this
Buraq  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Gift of Charles Lang Freer
Accession Number:
F1908.278
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye3c7746b64-0fef-4040-941f-677b6a14c8af
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1908.278

Folio from the Haftawrang (Seven Thrones) by Jami (d. 1492): The Arab Berates His Guests (f. 1696)

Author:
Jami (died 1492)  Search this
Medium:
Opaque watercolor, ink, and gold on paper
Dimensions:
H x W: 34.2 x 23.2 cm (13 7/16 x 9 1/8 in)
Type:
Manuscript
Origin:
Iran
Date:
1556-1565
Period:
Safavid period
Topic:
camel  Search this
Safavid period (1501 - 1722)  Search this
poetry  Search this
nasta'liq script  Search this
illumination  Search this
travel  Search this
Iran  Search this
Arts of the Islamic World  Search this
Credit Line:
Purchase — Charles Lang Freer Endowment
Accession Number:
F1946.12.169
Restrictions & Rights:
Usage conditions apply
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On View:
Freer Gallery 03: Engaging the Senses
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery
GUID:
http://n2t.net/ark:/65665/ye300edfa88-763b-457f-85c9-970e41bfeafd
EDAN-URL:
edanmdm:fsg_F1946.12.169

Ernst Herzfeld Papers

Topic:
Papyrus
Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Anistās Mārī, al-Karmilī, ab, 1866-1947  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich, 1876-1933  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926  Search this
Berchem, Max van, 1863-1921  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Krefter, Friedrich, 1898-1995  Search this
Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Extent:
150 Linear feet (circa 30,000 items)
Type:
Collection descriptions
Archival materials
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Place:
Turkey
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Persepolis (Iran)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Syria
Date:
1903-1947
Summary:
An outstanding scholar in the field of Iranian studies, Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948) explored all phases of Near Eastern culture from the prehistoric period to Islamic times. This collection documents Herzfeld's excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo and includes correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Scope and Contents:
Papers (1899--1962) of German born archaeologist Ernst Emil Herzfeld (1879--1948), a preeminent scholar of Near Eastern and Iranian studies. The collection measures 150 linear feet (circa 30,000 items) and documents Herzfeld's work as a pioneer in the field and sheds light on his excavations at Samarra, Persepolis, Pasargadae, and Aleppo. Formats include correspondence; field notebooks; drawings; sketchbooks; inventories of objects; "squeeze" copies of architectural details; and photographs.
Arrangement:
This collection is organized into seven series.

Series 1: Travel journals

Series 2: Sketchbooks

Series 3: Notebooks

Series 4: Photographic files 1-42

Series 5: Drawings and maps

Series 6: Squeezes

Series 7: Samarra Expedition
Biographical / Historical:
The Ernst Herzfeld Papers document the career of Ernst Herzfeld (1879--1948), a German architect, archaeologist, and historian of Islamic and Pre-Islamic studies. After training as an architect he studied archaeology under Delitzch from 1903 to 1906 at the excavations at Assur in Mesopotamia. A student of Latin, Greek, Arabic, Persian, Turkish, and Hebrew, Herzfeld received a doctorate in Humanistic Studies at universities in Munich and Berlin in 1907. His work with Friedrich Sarre to survey the monuments of the Tigris-Euphrates valleys resulted in landmark studies in architectural history, published in 1911 and 1920.

In 1920 Herzfeld was appointed to the chair of Historical Geography in Berlin and began his excavation at Samarra. Herzfeld's work there led to a six-volume publication. He published widely throughout his life on the sources of Islamic architecture and ornament, including the Royal Palace at Persepolis.

From 1934 until the end of his life Herzfeld spent his time producing many books and articles, lecturing, and working at the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton (1936--1945.) Many of his works continue to be published post-humously.

1879 July 23 -- Born in Celle, Germany.

1897 -- Received diploma from Joachimsthaler Gymnasium, Berlin.

1897-circa 1898 -- Fulfilled military service.

circa 1899 -- Studied architecture at the Technical University and Assyriology, art history, and philosophy at the Friedrich-Wilhems Universität in Berlin.

1903 -- Passed exam in structural engineering.

1903-1905 -- Assistant to Walter Andrae (1875-1956) in Assur.

1905-1906 -- Traveled throughout Iran and Iraq.

1907 -- Excavation in Cilicia. Passed oral exam in February. Awarded doctorate in Humanistic Studies by Friedrich-Wilhems Universtät zu Berlin. After receiving Ph.D. traveled extensively in Syria and Iraq with Friedrich Sarre, director of the Islamic Museum in Berlin.

1910 -- Herzfeld and Sarre jointly publish, Iranische Felsreliefs (Berlin, 1910).

1911-1913 -- Field Director under direction of Sarre during expedition to Samarra.

circa 1914 -- Drafted into service in France and Poland during World War I. Sent to Iraq where he functioned as a surveyor.

1916 -- Father died.

1917 -- Appointed associate professor for Historical Geography and Art History of the Ancient Orient at Berlin. Along with Friedrich Sarre and others, founded the German-Persian Society to increase cultural and economic exchange between Germany and Persia.

1920 -- Appointed world's first full professor of Near Eastern Archeology. Begins excavation at Samarra.

1922 -- Mother died.

1923-1934 -- In Persia, where he completed many excavations and studies.

1928 -- Excavation at Pasargadae.

1931-1934 -- Appointed director of the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago and moved to Persepolis.

1934 -- As grandson of Jews, Nazi legislation expelling state employees of Jewish descent forced Herzfeld to retire as a professor employed by the state. Moved to London.

1936 -- Delivered Lowell Lectures. Moved to Boston. Lectured on Iranian history and appointed a member of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study.

1944 -- Retired from Princeton University.

1948 January 20 -- Died.
Provenance:
Ernst Herzfeld donated his papers to the Freer Gallery of Art in 1946.
Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ayyubids  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
History  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Journals (accounts)
Photographs
Clippings
Notebooks
Drawings
Sketchbooks
Articles
Paper Squeezes
Correspondence
Diaries
Sketches
Rubbings
Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3d8456fbe-98f6-4159-bd2f-c485379b84a7
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-06
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Records of Samarra Expeditions

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Dietrich Reimer Verlag (Berlin, Germany)  Search this
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Anistās Mārī, al-Karmilī, ab, 1866-1947  Search this
Becker, Carl Heinrich, 1876-1933  Search this
Bell, Gertrude Lowthian, 1868-1926  Search this
Berchem, Max van, 1863-1921  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Meyer, Eduard, 1855-1930  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
186 Items (Field notes: drawings, sketches, sketchbooks, correspondence, notebooks, photographs, blueprints, notes, diaries, prints, journals (accounts), publications, articles, clippings, rubbings.)
Type:
Archival materials
Articles
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Lebanon
Syria
Mesopotamia
Bakun, Tall-e (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Date:
1906-1945
Scope and Contents:
The material from the excavations at Samarra, except for the photographs mounted in Photo Files 19--3, and drawings which are in Series 5: Drawings.
"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 ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; the Cemetery at Shabbat al-Hawā; Mausoleum of Imām al-Dūr; Tall al-ʿAlīq; Ḥarba Bridge and finally the residential architecture at al-Quraina, al-Qāṭūn, al-Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, 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."]
Arrangement:
135 units of original materials; numbered subseries, kept in the order in which they arrived, and housed in document boxes.
Biographical / Historical:
"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."]
Local Numbers:
FSA A.06 07
General:
- 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."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Field notes related primarly to the two campaigns of excavation at Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld on behalf of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin between the years 1911 and 1913.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Papyrus  Search this
Abbasids  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Articles
Blueprints
Clippings
Correspondence
Drawings
Diaries
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Photographs
Rubbings
Sketchbooks
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Series 7
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3580e42ce-5d00-4c2c-85db-fcaa3aa760e7
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10431

Photographic Files

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
3609 Cyanotypes (photographic prints) (b&w, 16 cm. x 21.7 cm)
343 Copy prints (b&w)
3,890 Glass plate negatives (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm)
42 Lantern slides (color, 10 cm. x 15 cm)
8,541 Photographic prints (b&w, various dimensions)
Type:
Archival materials
Cyanotypes (photographic prints)
Copy prints
Glass plate negatives
Lantern slides
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
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)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Tripoli (Lebanon)
Date:
1903-1947
1899-1947
Scope and Contents:
The prints are from three sources: (1) those from glass negatives; (2) those from cut film; and (3) those for which there are no negatives.

The Archive contains Herzfeld's glass negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850. Of most of these he had blueprints made which he had arranged in 16 binders by general categories--i.e. Prehistoric pottery, bronzes, stone; Persepolis; Sasanian monuments; Syrian monuments, Persian architecture and landscapes, etc.--irrespective of the number on the negative. These formed the nucleus for the preparation of the Photo Files. The 16 binders of blueprints have been replaced by Photo Files, Nos. 1--6. The prints in each File are arranged in the same order as the blueprints; and the number of the negative is enclosed in parentheses. Following a brief identification, is a reference to the place where the print has been published, if that is the case and such publication has been located.

In addition to the blueprint binders there were three Albums - Photo Files 25 (Sasanian buildings), 27 (Parthian and Sasanian sculptures) and 28 (Pre-Achaemenian monuments and Pasargadae)--in which Herzfeld had arranged prints in a sequence for study or publication purposes. The order in those Photo Files retains that in the Albums.

In addition to the glass negatives, there is an even larger number of cut films. On his archaeological study trips, Herzfeld was accustomed to supplement his photographs on glass plates with photographs on cut film--sometimes of the same subjects, often of other subjects. Some prints to these negative were identified on the back or could be identified from other prints; but in many instances, especially of landscapes, it has not been possible to place them, except in general categories.

Prints from the cut films have been organized, so far as feasible, in groups of related material and placed in the Photo Files of similar subject matter. The negative number appears in the Photo File. Herzfeld also collected prints from many sources for study purposes. Of those there are no negatives, So far as possible, the prints have been identified and placed in the appropriate Photo File.

The Samarra material, Photo Files 19--23, is in a special category. Files 22 and 23 were arranged in Albums labeled "Paläste und Moscheen-I and -II", respectively. The only identification was written on the backs of the prints, glued to the pages of the Albums. These notations have been transferred to the captions in the Photo Files. These two Albums apparently were arranged by Herzfeld with a view to a publication of the architecture of Samarra which was never prepared. The drawings for such a publication are in this collection.

With such a large number of prints, especially in view of the fact that some were arranged in different fashions for different purposes, it is inevitable that there should be some duplication and that related material may be found in several Photo Files. The only way a user can be sure he has not missed material concerning his particular interest is to examine the Photo File Lists where every print is recorded. Inasmuch as scholars study the same monument from different points of view, the fact that a photograph has been published in one context does not diminish its value in another context.

Note: Photo Files 35--42 consist of Oriental Institute prints of which the negatives are in Chicago. The prints may be published only with the written permission of the Oriental Institute.
- "Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files," which is composed of b&w glass negatives, color lantern slides, b&w photographic prints (both modern and original), b&w cyanotypes, large format b&w films, and b&w duplicate prints (both modern and original), iwas originally organized into three subseries, the glass n and covers Herzfeld's travels and surveys of the most major archaeological sites in Persia, Mesopotamia and Northern Syria, from 1923 to 1931. It also covers the field activities at Pasargadae (Spring 1928) and of the Persepolis Expedition (1931).
- The Herzfeld Papers in the Archives contains 3,890 glass negatives (FSA A.6 04.GN.0001- to FSA A.6 04.GN.5075), which includes eight sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher I, II, III, IV, V, VI, VII, and VIII), covers Herzfeld's travels and surveys of the most major archaeological sites in Persia from 1923 to 1924.
The Herzfeld Papers in the Archives contains 3,890 glass negatives, numbered from 1 to 5,066, without any apparent organization. Of most of these, Herzfeld had blueprints made which he had arranged in 16 binders by general categories&#x2014i.e. Prehistoric pottery, bronzes, stone; Persepolis; Sasanian monuments; Syrian monuments, Persian architecture and landscapes, etc.&#x2014irrespective of the number on the negative.
In addition to the glass negatives and blueprints, there are a series of 16 binders made of photographic prints (Photo Files, Nos. 1-16) and three albums (Photo Files, Nos. 25, 27, and 28). As well, approximately 1,069 photographic prints, which have no negatives, arranged in Photo Files 19-23, are in a special category. In File 19, prints of illustrations in Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol. 1: Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und seine Ornamentik. In File 20, prints of illustrations in Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol.2: Die Keramik von Samarra von F. Sarre, supplemented by unpublished photos of ceramics. In the same file, prints of illustrations in Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol.6: Die Geschichte der Stadt Samarra. In File 21, prints of illustrations in Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra, vol.3: Die Malereien von Samarra. At the end of the file, there are unpublished photographs. Files 22 and 23 were arranged in Albums labeled "Paläste und Moscheen-I and -II", respectively. These two Albums apparently were arranged by Herzfeld with a view to a publication of the architecture of the palaces, mosques and private houses of Samarra which was never prepared. The only identification, written on the backs of the prints which were glued to the Album page, had a first number in red crayon used in the captions as the negative number. In some cases, an additional number is given in blue crayon, possibly indicating a revision of the list or an alternative negative. The encircled number on the margin gives the position in the Album.
In addition to the glass negatives and the Photo Files, there is an even larger number of cut films and a package of duplicate prints which are, for the most part, unpublished. On his archaeological study trips, Herzfeld was accustomed to supplement his photographs on glass plates with photographs on cut film&#x2014sometimes of the same subjects, often of other subjects.
Arrangement:
- Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 5,075, originally stored in 80 wooden boxes of approximately 50 photographs each, are housed in document boxes and stored on shelves.
- Prints are organized in sequential number following publication series, "Die Ausgrabungen von Samarra." They are arranged in photo file folders which are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves.
Biographical / Historical:
"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."]
Local Numbers:
FSA A.06 4
General:
Titles are provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Ernst Herzfeld's publications and on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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), 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 material, probably collected by Moritz Sobernheim and Max Freiherr von Oppenheim but preserved by Ernst Herzfeld, was part of a broader project, that of Max van Berchem's "Matériaux pour un Corpus Inscriptionum Arabicarum."
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Abbasids  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Cartography  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Numismatics  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Royalty (Nobility)  Search this
Sassanids  Search this
Shrines  Search this
Textile design  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Series 4
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Photo File 29: Album: "Kūh-i Khwāja and Shahristan" with pencilled and colored blueprints of paintings.

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
94 Photographic prints (Volume one: 2 folders, b&w, 29.2 cm. x 22.8 cm.)
32 Blueprints (17 cm. x 12 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Blueprints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Date:
1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
The abbreviations used in captions of published photos are:

AHI--Archaeological History of Iran, Herzfeld

IAE--Iran in the Ancient East, Herzfeld

This File should be studied in conjunction with Photo Files 7 and 17.
Nos.93-- 126 are blueprints of sections of the painted gallery, most of them outlined in pencil or water-color. The cross-references are to the black and white prints in Photo File 17.
- "Photo File 29", which was assembled by Joseph Upton, provides 94 photographic prints and 32 cyanotypes (some hand-colored) which relate primarly to a visit and a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in February 1925 as well as in February/March 1929.
- "Photo File 29" is composed of 94 photographic prints and 32 cyanotypes, several made from the following glass plates or color lantern slides, "FSA a.6 04.GN.2052; FSA a.6 04.GN.2054; FSA a.6 04.GN.3983; FSA a.6 04.GN.2057; FSA a.6 04.GN.3976; FSA a.6 04.GN.2065; FSA a.6 04.GN.4000; FSA a.6 04.GN.2061; FSA a.6 04.GN.2063; FSA a.6 04.GN.2060; FSA a.6 04.GN.2066; FSA a.6 04.GN.2069; FSA a.6 04.GN.2070; FSA a.6 04.GN.2074; FSA a.6 04.GN.3987; FSA a.6 04.GN.3984; FSA a.6 04.GN.3993; FSA a.6 04.GN.3989; FSA a.6 04.GN.3974; FSA a.6 04.GN.3973; FSA a.6 04.GN.2076; FSA a.6 04.GN.2078; FSA a.6 04.GN.2080; FSA a.6 04.GN.2085; FSA a.6 04.GN.3969; FSA a.6 04.GN.2083; FSA a.6 04.GN.3992; FSA a.6 04.GN.2087; FSA a.6 04.GN.2088; FSA a.6 04.GN.2086; FSA a.6 04.GN.2084; FSA a.6 04.GN.0966; FSA a.6 04.GN.3971; FSA a.6 04.GN.2082; FSA a.6 04.GN.2089; FSA a.6 04.GN.0179; FSA a.6 04.GN.1172; FSA a.6 04.GN.4002; FSA a.6 04.GN.3972; FSA a.6 04.GN.3985; FSA a.6 04.GN.3978; FSA a.6 04.GN.3977; FSA a.6 04.GN.3970; FSA a.6 04.GN.3991; FSA a.6 04.GN.3975; FSA a.6 04.GN.4003; FSA a.6 04.GN.2092; FSA a.6 04.GN.2100; FSA a.6 04.GN.2097; FSA a.6 04.GN.2094; FSA a.6 04.GN.3979; FSA a.6 04.GN.2099; FSA a.6 04.GN.2096; FSA a.6 04.GN.3986; FSA a.6 04.GN.2062; FSA a.6 04.GN.2101; FSA a.6 04.GN.3996; FSA a.6 04.GN.3994; FSA a.6 04.GN.3997; FSA a.6 04.GN.3999; FSA a.6 04.GN.2106; FSA a.6 04.GN.2103; FSA a.6 04.GN.2105; FSA a.6 04.GN.2104; FSA a.6 04.GN.3982; FSA a.6 04.GN.3995; FSA a.6 04.GN.2045; FSA a.6 04.GN.2044; FSA a.6 04.GN.2043; FSA a.6 04.GN.2040; FSA a.6 04.GN.2041; FSA a.6 04.GN.2042; FSA a.6 04.GN.2049; FSA a.6 04.GN.2048; FSA a.6 04.GN.2047; FSA a.6 04.GN.2051; FSA a.6 04.GN.2050; FSA a.6 04.GN.1102; FSA a.6 04.GN.1115; FSA a.6 04.GN.0423; FSA a.6 04.GN.1106; FSA a.6 04.GN.1112; FSA a.6 04.GN.1114; FSA a.6 04.GN.1113; FSA a.6 04.GN.4015; FSA a.6 04.GN.4016; FSA a.6 04.LS.4036; FSA a.6 04.LS.4044; FSA a.6 04.LS.4047; FSA a.6 04.LS.4043; FSA a.6 04.LS.4042; FSA a.6 04.LS.4027; FSA a.6 04.LS.4032; FSA a.6 04.LS.4039; FSA a.6 04.LS.4035; FSA a.6 04.LS.4049; FSA a.6 04.LS.4028; FSA a.6 04.LS.4026; FSA a.6 04.LS.4025; FSA a.6 04.LS.4029; FSA a.6 04.LS.4034; FSA a.6 04.LS.4033; FSA a.6 04.LS.4030; FSA a.6 04.LS.4038; FSA a.6 04.LS.4048; FSA a.6 04.LS.4050; FSA a.6 04.LS.4031; FSA a.6 04.LS.4046; FSA a.6 04.LS.4022; FSA a.6 04.LS.4024; FSA a.6 04.LS.4045; FSA a.6 04.LS.4019; FSA a.6 04.LS.4021; FSA a.6 04.LS.4041; FSA a.6 04.LS.4023; FSA a.6 04.LS.4040; FSA a.6 04.LS.4037; FSA a.6 04.LS.4018; FSA a.6 04.LS.4017; FSA a.6 04.LS.4020."
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Kuh-i Khwaja and Shahristan (Photo File 29)
Arrangement:
- In early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 10 additional files, including Photo File 29, in excess of the 24 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.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; Photo File 29

FSA A.6 04.PF.29
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Panoramas  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Blueprints
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 4.29
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Photo File 30: Photographs mostly from Persia, including photos from the 1905 and 1923/25 trips.

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
464 Photographic prints (Volume one: 3 folders, b&w, 29.2 cm. x 22.8 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iraq
Baghdad (Iraq)
Fīrūzābād (Iran)
Hamadān (Iran)
Iṣfahān (Iran)
Naqsh-i Rustam (Iran)
Paikuli (Iraq)
Pasargadae (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Qum (Iran)
Ray (Iran)
Shīrāz (Iran)
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Date:
1905-1946
Scope and Contents:
A miscellaneous collection of prints from cut film. If Herzfeld numbered the negative, i.e. E.H.2, the number is given. An identification, if noted on the back of the print, is also given. Otherwise, the space is left blank.
- "Photo File 30", which was assembled by Joseph Upton, provides 464 photographic prints which relate primarly to an expedition (September 2 to November 18, 1905) from Assur (Iraq) to Shiraz (Iran) ("Von Kalat Schergat nach Schiraz, 1905"), and subsquently to an expedition (January 25, 1925 to March 21, 1925) from Zahedan, in the province of Sistan and Baluchestan (Iran), to Salami (Iran), a village south of Mashhad (Iran) in the province of Khorasan. This trip ultimately led Herzfeld to Tehran (Iran).
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Photographs from Persia (Photo File 30)
Arrangement:
- In early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 10 additional files, including Photo File 30, in excess of the 24 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.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; Photo File 30

FSA A.6 04.PF.30
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Natural landscapes  Search this
Panoramas  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 4.30
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Photo File 35: Persepolis: drawings, views of the terrace. Main entrance, Expedition House

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder ((136 photographic prints), b&w, 12.4 cm. x 17.2 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1931-1937
Scope and Contents:
[Inventory unavailable]
Photo Files 35--2 consist of Oriental Institute prints of which the negatives are in Chicago. The prints may be published only with the written permission of the Oriental Institute.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Subseries 4.35: Photo File 35. Persepolis: drawings, views of the terrace, main entrance, Expedition House. Files 35-42 consist of Oriental Institute prints of which the negatives are in Chicago."
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Excavation of Persepolis: Photographs from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Book 1 (Photo File 35)
Arrangement:
- In early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 10 additional files in excess of the 24 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.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; Photo File 35

FSA A.6 04.PF.35
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 4.35
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Photo File 36: Persepolis: Apadāna, Eastern stairway: rear section, right side; rear section, left side

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Folder ((141 photographic prints), b&w, 12.4 cm. x 17.2 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iran
Persepolis (Iran)
Date:
1931-1937
Scope and Contents:
[Inventory unavailable]
Photo Files 35--2 consist of Oriental Institute prints of which the negatives are in Chicago. The prints may be published only with the written permission of the Oriental Institute.
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Subseries 4.36: Photo File 36. Persepolis: Apadāna, Eastern stairway: rear section, right side; rear section, left side. Files 35-42 consist of Oriental Institute prints of which the negatives are in Chicago."
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 4: Photographic Files; Excavation of Persepolis: Photographs from the Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, Book 2 (Photo File 36)
Arrangement:
- In early 1970s, Joseph Upton reorganized the whole Herzfeld collection of photographic prints into 42 photographic files, assembling 10 additional files in excess of the 24 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.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; Photo File 36

FSA A.6 04.PF.36
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Animals in art  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Subseries 4.36
See more items in:
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Archival Repository:
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals; Diary of Expedition From Samarra (iraq) to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diary (1 volume (57 pages), 25.8 cm. x 21.3 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Iran
Hamadān (Iran)
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1913
Scope and Contents:
- FSA A.6 01.03, on which Joseph Upton's classification mentions "S-10", provides an account of an expedition (November 20, 1905 to January 5, 1906) from Samarra (Iraq) to Asadabad (Iran). It Includes extensive notes on monuments along the ancient road from Ctesiphon to Azerbaijan.
- Original title reads, "Tagebuch der Rückreise von Samarra 1913. Ernst Herzfeld."
- Additional information reads, "The account of the trip via Ba'rūrah, July 8, 1913 (p. 3); ?, July 9, 1913 (p. 4-5); Basra, July 9, 1913 (p. 5-8); Kefil, July 9, 1913 (p. 8-9); Ṣammūr, July 10, 1913 (p. 9-12); Salamiyyah-Kufri, July 13, 1913 (p. 13-16); Qara Aghlan, July 14, 1913 (p. 17-19); Ibrehim Khangi, July 15, 1913, (p. 20-21); Kurdemil, July 15, 1913, (p. 22-23); Barawyd, July 17, 1913, (p. 24-25); Paikuli, July 21, 1913, (p. 26-27); Gurgumish, July 24, 1913, (p. 28-30); Sarpul, July 26-27, 1913 (p. 30-34); Dukkān-i Dāūd (rock tomb), July 28, 1913 (p.35-37); Kerind, July 29, 1913 (p. 38-39); Hārūnābād, July 30, 1913 (p. 40-41); Hasanābād, July 31, 1913 (p. 42-43); Kirmānshāh, August 01, 1913 (p. 44); Bīstūn, August 04, 1913 (p. 44-45); Tāq-i Bustān, Aug. 04, 1913 (p.46-48); Hajjiābād, Aug. 04, 1913 (p. 49); Bīstūn, August 04-05, 1913 (p.50-51); Sahnah (Sahna), Aug. 05, 1913 (p. 52-54); Kangawār, August 06, 1913 (p. 54-56); Asadābād, August 7, 1913 (p.56-57)." [Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, compiled in 1974]
Arrangement:
In the original arrangement of the Ernst Herzfeld Archive, Travel Journals were included in a larger body of diverse material acknowledged by Ernst Herzfeld as his study collection. In the early 1970s, Joseph Upton, for research purpose, rearranged the collection and created a specific series (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 1: Travel Journals, 1905-1928) for eight travel journals. For some reason, Upton has given this journal an accession number related to the series he created for the Samarra material (Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions, 1906-1945), probably following Herzfeld's original organization.
Local Numbers:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, S-10

FSA A.6 01.08

FSA A.06 07.10
General:
Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Ernst Herzfeld's original diaries.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 07.10
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions / S-10: "Tagebuch der Rückreise von Samarra 1913. Ernst Herzfeld". This account of the trip via Kirind, Kermanshah, Bistun, Taq-i Bustan, and Kangawar stops at Asadabad. 1913 July 8--August 7
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Sar Mashhad (Iran): Middle Persian Inscription of the High Priest Kartir and Sasanian Reliefs Depicting King Bahram II in Heroic Combat

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Iran -- Fars -- Sar Mashhad
Date:
1923
Scope and Contents:
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.6: Photo File 6. 'Achaemenian and Sasanian Inscriptions.' Image No. 41 (Negative Number: 1980). Sar Mashad. Kartīr inscription."
Additional information from Staff reads, "Paper squeezes applied on inscription. The paper squeezes are not preserved in the Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.1980
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Inscriptions, Pahlavi  Search this
Middle Persian language  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Sassanids  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.1980
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc307fc8f3d-f009-4538-9a98-f83991fe1010
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27269

Excavation of Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran): Ernst Herzfeld's Expedition Crew Members with Stone Altar

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Iran -- Sistan and Baluchestan -- Kuh-e Khwaja
Date:
1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 17 reads, "Kūh-i Khwāja, 1929. Back row, Arabs from left: -Jumail, Sayyid-Jawad, Qasim, -Jawad's son. Front row, Persians from left: Husain Agha (Herzfeld's cook), Ghulam Husain (valet)."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.17: Photo File 17, Image No. 1 (Negative Number: 3967). Herzfeld's Persian and Arab staff at Kūh-I Khwāja."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3967
General:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Joseph Upton's Finding Aid and Trudy S. Kawami, Lawrence Becker and Robert Koestler's publication, "Kuh-e Khwaja, Iran, and Its Wall Paintings: The Records of Ernst Herzfeld. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 22, (1987)."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Glass negatives related primarly to a visit and a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in February 1925 as well as in February/March 1929.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3967
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc319eea392-dd40-46da-af4e-2efffc30d2e5
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27599

Excavation of Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran): Ernst Herzfeld's Expedition Crew Members, including Theodore Bartus, with Stone Altar

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Iran -- Sistan and Baluchestan -- Kuh-e Khwaja
Date:
1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 17 reads, "Kūh-i Khwāja, 1929. Front row: 2nd from left, Persian Commissioner, center, Herr Barthus, second row from left, first figure?, Sayyid-Jawad, Qasim, Gendarme, Ghulam Husain, -Jawad's son. Stone fire altar in foreground."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.17: Photo File 17, Image No. 2 (Negative Number: 3968). The staff with Herr Barthus, who removed paintings from walls."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3968
General:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Joseph Upton's Finding Aid and Trudy S. Kawami, Lawrence Becker and Robert Koestler's publication, "Kuh-e Khwaja, Iran, and Its Wall Paintings: The Records of Ernst Herzfeld. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 22, (1987)."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Glass negatives related primarly to a visit and a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in February 1925 as well as in February/March 1929.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3968
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc368047e1b-eed9-4ae4-bb20-adf11508dbb5
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ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27600

Excavation of Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran): Ruins of Ghaga-Shahr, "Palace-Temple" Complex: View of Herzfeld's Expedition Tents in Courtyard

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Iran -- Sistan and Baluchestan -- Kuh-e Khwaja
Date:
1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 17 reads, "Kūh-i Khwāja. Palace court, main fac̦ade (East fort above)."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.17: Photo File 17, Image No. 3 (Negative Number: 3969). Palace court, main facade. E fort above."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3969
General:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Joseph Upton's Finding Aid and Trudy S. Kawami, Lawrence Becker and Robert Koestler's publication, "Kuh-e Khwaja, Iran, and Its Wall Paintings: The Records of Ernst Herzfeld. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 22, (1987)."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Glass negatives related primarly to a visit and a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in February 1925 as well as in February/March 1929.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3969
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3bf95809e-3784-4c32-906a-b0a6238c5f95
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27601

Excavation of Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran): Ruins of Ghaga-Shahr, "Palace-Temple" Complex, Painted Gallery under North Terrace: View of Theodor Bartus and Arab Worker Removing Fragments of Wall Paintings

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 18 cm. x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Iran -- Sistan and Baluchestan -- Kuh-e Khwaja
Date:
1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 17 reads, "Kūh-i Khwāja. Palace: gallery behind N-front of court with Barthus taking off wall paintings."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.17: Photo File 17, Image No. 4 (Negative Number: 3970). Barthus at work in gallery behind front of court."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3970
General:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Joseph Upton's Finding Aid and Trudy S. Kawami, Lawrence Becker and Robert Koestler's publication, "Kuh-e Khwaja, Iran, and Its Wall Paintings: The Records of Ernst Herzfeld. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 22, (1987)."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Glass negatives related primarly to a visit and a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in February 1925 as well as in February/March 1929.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3970
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3cc54a393-dbca-4a6a-8967-4eaaa698c7b2
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27602

Excavation of Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran): Ruins of Ghaga-Shahr, "Palace-Temple" Complex, South Gate: View of Ernst Herzfeld's Expedition Crew Members and Improvised Kitchen

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Sīstān va Balūchistān (Iran)
Iran -- Sistan and Baluchestan -- Kuh-e Khwaja
Date:
1925-1929
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 17 reads, "Room used as kitchen off main entry with cook, Husain Agha, and Herzfeld's valet, Ghulam Husain. Kūh-i Khwāja."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.17: Photo File 17, Image No. 14 (Negative Number: 3980). Room used as kitchen off main entry."
Arrangement:
Glass Negatives, numbered from 1 to 3850, are housed in document boxes, and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.3980
General:
Title is provided by FSg Archives staff based on Joseph Upton's Finding Aid and Trudy S. Kawami, Lawrence Becker and Robert Koestler's publication, "Kuh-e Khwaja, Iran, and Its Wall Paintings: The Records of Ernst Herzfeld. Metropolitan Museum Journal, Vol. 22, (1987)."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Glass negatives related primarly to a visit and a campaign of excavation at Kuh-e Khwaja (Iran), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in February 1925 as well as in February/March 1929.
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Portrait photography  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.3980
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3fb7aefb0-ba95-4e1e-8c2b-b0014c5abbcd
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27614

Taq-i Bustan (Iran): View of Ernst Herzfeld's Expedition Tent on Site

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Iran -- Kermanshah -- Taq-i Bustan
Date:
1913-1923
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 8, vol. 1 reads, "1906: Ṭāq i Bustān."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.8: Photo File 8 (2 vols.), "Sasanian Monuments," Subseries 4.8.1: vol. 1; Image No. 170 (Negative Number: 1823). Taq-i Bustan. Looking out from large grotto."
Arrangement:
- Glass Negatives, chronogically numbered from 1 to 5,075, originally stored in 80 wooden boxes of approximately 50 photographs each, are housed in document boxes and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.1823
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Ernst Herzfeld first visited the site of Taq-i Bustan (Iran) in early August 1913 while on an expedition from Samarra (Iraq) to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran). The drawing may be related primarly to this expedition as well as to additional visits to Taq-i Bustan (Iran) carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in 1917 and 1923 (end of June).
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.1823
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3215f8807-0159-4660-9d0d-b7bbc0b92b33
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27655

Taq-i Bustan (Iran): View of Ernst Herzfeld's Expedition Tent on Site

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 13 cm. x 18 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Iran -- Kermanshah -- Taq-i Bustan
Date:
1913-1923
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 8, vol. 1 reads, "Ṭāq i Bustān (Muhammad, Tlemseni)."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.8: Photo File 8 (2 vols.), "Sasanian Monuments," Subseries 4.8.1: vol. 1; Image No. 171 (Negative Number: 1824). Taq-i Bustan. Herzfeld's camp."
Arrangement:
- Glass Negatives, chronogically numbered from 1 to 5,075, originally stored in 80 wooden boxes of approximately 50 photographs each, are housed in document boxes and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.1824
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Ernst Herzfeld first visited the site of Taq-i Bustan (Iran) in early August 1913 while on an expedition from Samarra (Iraq) to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran). The drawing may be related primarly to this expedition as well as to additional visits to Taq-i Bustan (Iran) carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in 1917 and 1923 (end of June).
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Archaeology  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.1824
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc38dda8faa-1fcc-4109-b9ce-7a7a1cfff7c6
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27656

Taq-i Bustan (Iran): at the Foot of the Cliffs of the Mountain Known as Khu-i Paroo: General View of the Site

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Glass negative (b&w, 18 cm. x 13 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Glass negatives
Place:
Asia
Iran
Taq-e Bostan Site (Iran)
Iran -- Kermanshah -- Taq-i Bustan
Date:
1913-1923
Scope and Contents:
Handwritten notes accompanying related print in photo file 8, vol. 1 reads, "1906: Ṭāq i Bustān."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Subseries 4.8: Photo File 8 (2 vols.), "Sasanian Monuments," Subseries 4.8.1: vol. 1; Image No. 190 (Negative Number: 1833). Taq-i Bustan. General view of grottoes."
Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Paper squeezes applied on Wall Ornamentation. The paper squeezes are not preserved in the Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions."
Arrangement:
- Glass Negatives, chronogically numbered from 1 to 5,075, originally stored in 80 wooden boxes of approximately 50 photographs each, are housed in document boxes and stored on shelves.
Local Numbers:
FSA A.6 04.GN.1833
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Ernst Herzfeld first visited the site of Taq-i Bustan (Iran) in early August 1913 while on an expedition from Samarra (Iraq) to Asadabad (Hamadan, Iran). The drawing may be related primarly to this expedition as well as to additional visits to Taq-i Bustan (Iran) carried out by Ernst Herzfeld in 1917 and 1923 (end of June).
Collection Restrictions:
Collection is open for research.
Collection Rights:
Permission to publish, quote, or reproduce must be secured from the repository.
Topic:
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Archaeology  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Glass negatives
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. FSA.A.06. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.6 04.GN.1833
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 4: Photographic Files
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
GUID:
https://n2t.net/ark:/65665/dc3b85029f6-4f3b-433b-88a9-677613e70091
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref27671

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