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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. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_collection:sova-fsa-a-06
Online Media:

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. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Series 7
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10431

S-1: "Samarra Fundjournal." Contains 1161 entries of finds with sketches, location, description, date of discovery, Inventory number and cross-references to photographs and sketchbooks.

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Notebook (43.3 cm. x 27 cm.)
Container:
Volume S-1
Type:
Archival materials
Notebooks
Journals (accounts)
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1910-1913
Scope and Contents:
- Original caption in German reads, "Fund Journal." Translated caption in English reads, "Finds Journal."
- Additional information for the first campaign reads, "Herzfeld started to excavate at the Great Mosque of Samarra on January 9 and finished the work on February 26, 1911 [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-1 through IN-46]. The same day that the excavation in the Great Mosque was closed, work began at al-Quraina. Here, Houses I-X were excavated mainly during March and the first week of April 1911. Work on House IX continued through May since outstanding fresco paintings were discovered there [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-47 through IN-50; IN-61 through IN-65; IN-69 through IN-205; IN-208]. In the first week of April, Herzfeld split his groups of workers to be able to examine three more sites simultaneously. In a two-day campaign he cleared House XI at Qātūn [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-206 and IN-207]. At the same time, excavation began on a residential complex situated to the west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā palace [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-209; IN-215 through IN-227; IN-257 through IN-266]. Finally two baths were discovered to the west of the Great Mosque [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-210 through IN-214; IN-267]. Activity at all three sites ended between April 9 and 11. Herzfeld spent the third week of April documenting the excavations in the Great Mosque and registering small finds. In the second half of May [May 8-28] Herzfeld started to work on two more sites. During work at a place called Shabbat al-Hawā, they found a pre-islamic cemeterey beneath the Islamic layers. The cemetery was explored between May 15-25 [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-295 through IN-384; IN-477 through IN-480]. A second excavation was carried out in what Herzfeld then referred to as House XVII (May 15-28) north of Jubairiyya [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-385 through IN-403]. More excavations of residential architecture were undertaken to the north of the modern city in an area called 'kūra,' [May 8-13] [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-270 through IN-294]. With a few of the remaining workers Herzfeld moved to the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq on May 28, only to leave them on June 3 for the first of a series of excursions he took in the course of both campaigns. He returned as late as June 30 [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-404 through IN-476]. On the way back he visited the mausoleum at al-Dūr for the first time. On July 13, Herzfeld complained that work in ʿĀshiq had not brought results. In an attempt to change this situation he sent his trusted friend Shaul to Ḥilla to hire workmen from this region. With a total of 70 workers he began to clear structures at Manqūr during the last week of July that soon turned out to be the central audience hall of Balkuwārā [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-481 to IN-488; IN-491 to IN-499]. On August 30, Herzfeld, convinced of the need for plans in order to obtain funding for a second campaign in Samarra, decided to stop the excavation at Manqūr immediately and to suspend all excavations for two more months until the arrival of Friedrich Sarre in October 1911. During the first week of December 1911, Herzfeld was still at work finishing the leveling of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-500 through IN-508]. Only now, in the last two weeks of the first campaign in Samarra [December 9-25], were Viollet's finds examined. On the last day before he left {December 9-11], Bartus by chance found a building on the west side of the Shāriʿ al-Aʿẓam. The walls were covered with a set of frescoes showing human figures and various animals, the most interesting so far discovered in this campaign [According to the Finds Journal, finds were collected and listed as IN-513 to IN-516]. [The last registered entry (IN-553) for the first campaign in Samarra reads, "December 18, 1911."]. On December 25, Bedri Bey arrived at Samarra and drew up an official letter ending the campaign according to the proposal of both Sarre and Herzfeld. An inventory of all the finds and tools was made and they were prepared for storage." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003. p. 11-19."]
- Additional information for the second campaign reads, "The second campaign's excavation was mainly concerned with the Dār al-Khilāfa. According to the Finds Journal, The first find (IN-554) of the second campaign was collected and registered on December 3, 1912. Finds registered as IN-554 through IN-829 were carefully listed with sketches, location, description, date of discovery, inventory number and cross-references to photographs and sketchbooks. The last find of the second campaign (IN-1004) has no date since dates of discovery were consistently provided through IN-948 only."
- Additional information for the end section of the Finds Journal reads, "The remaining registered finds (IN-1005 through IN-1161) appear to have been unconsistently listed at a later period. Sketches, location, description, date of discovery, and cross-references to photographs and sketchbooks are partly missing for most of the entries. The locations appear to cover various excavated sites from both the first and the second campaign in Samarra."
- Additional information from staff reads, "IN-874 (7/9, p.2)."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Finds Journal
Arrangement:
Drawings, sketches, notes and prints are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes or in flat file folders by size, and stored in the map case drawers.
Local Numbers:
S-1

FSA A.06 07.01
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Abbasids  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Genre/Form:
Journals (accounts)
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.01
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10433

S-4: Airplane photographs of Samarra (British Airforce and British Museum)

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
19 Items (photographic prints, b&w, 17.1 cm. x 24.5 cm., 20 cm. x 22cm.)
15 Items (photographic prints, b&w, 18.7 cm. x 18 cm.)
1 Item (photographic print, b&w, 12.5 cm. x 17.6 cm.)
Container:
Volume S-4
Type:
Archival materials
Photographic prints
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
bulk 1917
Scope and Contents:
- Finding aid title reads, "Manilla envelope with airplane photographs of Samarra (British Airforce and British Museum)." [Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, compiled in 1974]
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Airplane Photographs of Samarra (British Airforce and British Museum)
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-4:3

FSA A.06 07.04.3
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Abbasids  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Photographic prints
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 07.04.3
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions / FSA A.06 07.04.1: S-4: Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10439

S-4: Airplane photographs of Samarra

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
77 Blueprints (b&w, 18.6 cm. x 18.3 cm.)
Container:
Volume S-4
Type:
Archival materials
Blueprints
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
bulk 1917
Scope and Contents:
- Finding aid title reads, "Blueprints of airplane photographs of Samarra (British Airforce and British Museum)." [Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, compiled in 1974]
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Airplane Photographs of Samarra (British Airforce and British Museum)
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-4:4

FSA A.06 07.04.4
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Abbasids  Search this
Aerial photography  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Genre/Form:
Blueprints
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 07.04.4
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions / FSA A.06 07.04.1: S-4: Scrapbook
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10440

S-5: An outline for the illustrations of a Samarra Publication, "Private Houses and Wall-decorations."

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence (3 leaves), 32.7 cm. x 20.9 cm)
Container:
Volume S-5
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Scope and Contents:
- Original caption for item 'a' reads, "SAMARRA. REIHE IV. Privat hauser und Wanddecorationen." Translated caption reads, "Samarra. Series IV. Private Houses and Wall-decorations."
- Finding aid title reads, "marked 'Samarra. Aufstellungen für die Gesamtpublication, etc.'." [Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, compiled in 1974]
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Contents of a Planned Volume Devoted to the Architecture of the Private Houses and their Wall Decorations
Arrangement:
- S-5 is organized into 8 subdivisions representing each one or several items of original materials.
- Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-5a

FSA A.06 07.05.1
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Abbasids  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 07.05.1
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions / S-5: "Samarra. Aufstellungen für die Gesamtpublication, etc."
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10446
Online Media:

S-5: Herzfeld's "Entwurf für die Publication des Materials von Samarra. Zugleich Inventar des Photographien und Zeichnungen."

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence (6 leaves), 32.7 cm. x 20.9 cm)
1 Item (Correspondence (28 leaves), 33 cm. x 21 cm)
Container:
Volume S-5
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Scope and Contents:
Finding aid title reads, "marked 'Samarra. Aufstellungen für die Gesamtpublication, etc.' Herzfeld's 'Entwurf für die Publication des Materials von Samarra. Zugleich Inventar des Photographien und Zeichnungen'." [Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, compiled in 1974]
Additional information from staff reads, "IN-874 (2/5, p.2 and 3)."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Detailed Draft Listing the Contents of the Unpublished Report on the Architecture of Samarra
Arrangement:
- S-5 is organized into 8 subdivisions representing each, one or several items of original materials.
- Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-5c

FSA A.06 07.05.3
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Abbasids  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 07.05.3
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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S-5: Printer's revised estimate of costs of publication of the first two volumes of the Samarra Series. August 11, 1919

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Verlag Philipp von Zabern  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence (2 leaves), 30.9 cm. x 22 cm)
Container:
Volume S-5
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
bulk 1919
Scope and Contents:
Finding aid title reads, "marked 'Samarra. Aufstellungen für die Gesamtpublication, etc.' Printer's revised estimate of costs of publication of the first two volumes of the Samarra Series. August 11, 1919. (The letter was written by Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein and is addressed to Prof. Sarre)." [Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, compiled in 1974]
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Publisher's Revised Estimate of Costs of Publication of the First Two Volumes of the Samarra Series
Arrangement:
- S-5 is organized into 8 subdivisions representing each one or several items of original materials.
- Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-5g

FSA A.06 07.05.07
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 07.05.07
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Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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S-5: Copy of Prof. Sarre's letter to Exz. von Harnack, President of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft, requesting funds for the Samarra publications. May 5, 1919

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Item (Correspondence (8 leaves), 32.7 cm. x 21 cm)
Container:
Volume S-5
Type:
Archival materials
Correspondence
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
bulk 1919
Scope and Contents:
Finding aid title reads, "marked 'Samarra. Aufstellungen für die Gesamtpublication, etc.' Copy of Prof. Sarre's letter to Exz. von Harnack, President of the Kaiser-Wilhelm-Gesellschaft, requesting funds for the Samarra publications. May 5, 1919." [Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, compiled in 1974]
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Copy of Prof. Sarre's Letter Requesting Funds for the Samarra Publications
Arrangement:
- S-5 is organized into 8 subdivisions representing each one or several items of original materials.
- Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-5h

FSA A.06 07.05.8
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Correspondence
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, Item FSA A.06 07.05.8
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S-6: "Samarra Tagebuch I, Ernst Herzfeld"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diarie (1 volume (137 pages), 25.8 cm. x 21.3 cm.)
Container:
Volume S-6
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Syria
Lebanon
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1910 October 10–1911 September
1910-1911
Scope and Contents:
Account of trip from Berlin via Brindisi, Beirut, Raqqa, Baghdad, arriving in Samarra January 9, 1911. Followed by description of excavations through September 11, 1911.
- Original caption reads, "Samarra Tagebuch I, Ernst Herzfeld."
- Additional information reads, "Diary 1 starts with Herzfeld's journey from Lebanon to Aleppo, Syria, in the winter of 1910. It describes the crossing of Herzfeld's little caravan through eastern Syria along the Euphrates with frequent stops at sites of archaeological interest (Abu Huraira, Salihiyya-Dura Europos) and his way from Abu Kamal via Hit and Ana to Baghdad, which he reached in early December of 1910. [The bulk of the diary] conveys a remarkably consistent picture of the work carried out by Herzfeld between 1911 and 1912. It [is] a critical presentation of the congregational mosques in Samarra and Mutawakkiliyya as well as the mosques at Balkuwārā, followed by the enigmatic Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya. [It also focuses on] the history of the Samarra excavation before [...] World War I, [which is] inseparable from the international politics of its time. In addition, the life of an excavator at the turn of the century in such rough circumstances was inherently an adventure, as Herzfeld's diaries [and letters to Sarre] testify, in a tone that ranges from dry to emotional, and even humorous. [Finally] under the heading 'Samarra, January 9th, 1911, three pages containing a list of buildings that Herzfeld had visited or documented during his sojourn in Baghdad; eight pages containing topographical and personal names that Herzfeld encountered in the Samarra area and their correct Arabic spelling, pronounciation, etymology, and localization; two pages containing columns of figures; and three pages on desiderata in Aleppo." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003. p. 153; p. 162; p. 168.; pg. IX and X."]
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): First Campaign, Diary 1
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, diaries and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-6

FSA A.06 07.06
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
Notes related primarly to the first campaign of excavation at Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq), carried out by Ernst Herzfeld on behalf of the Kaiser Friedrich Museum in Berlin in 1911.
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
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  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
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.06
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S-8: "Samarra, Tagebuch 3. Ernst Herzfeld." Contains description of work in Samarra from October 11, 1911 to January 14, 1912 and trip via Baghdad enroute to Bombay 1911 October 11--1912 January 14

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Sarre, Friedrich Paul Theodor, 1865-1945  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diarie (1 volume (84 pages), 25.8 cm. x 21.3 cm.)
Container:
Volume S-8
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1912
Scope and Contents:
- Original caption reads, "Samarra, Tagebuch 3. Ernst Herzfeld."
- Additional information from Diary 3 reads, "Samarra, October 14, 1911 (p. 1-9); ?, October 15, 1911 (p. 9-10); ?, October 22, 1911 (p. 10-13); ?, October 29, 1911 (p. 13-15); ?, November 03, 1911 (p. 16-18); ?, November 04, 1911 (p. 18-22); al-Dūr, November 09, 1911 (p. 23-34); al-Dūr, November 10, 1911 (p. 35-36); Samarra, November 12, 1911 (p. 36-40); ?, November 17, 1911 (p. 41-49); ?, November 22, 1911 (p. 50-59); ?, November 23, 1911 (p. 60); ?, November 24, 1911 (p. 61); ?, November 25, 1911 (p. 61); ?, November 27, 1911 (p. 62-66); ?, December 03, 1911 (p. 67-68); ?, December 08, 1911 (p. 68-73); ?, December 11, 1911 (p. 73-74); ?, December 21, 1911 (p. 74-75); Tell al-Aswad, December 24, 1911 (p. 75-68); ?, December 25, 1911 (p. 79); ?, December 27, 1911 (p. 79-80); ?, December 29, 1911 (p. 81-82); ?, January 14, 1912 (p. 82-84)."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): First Campaign, Diary 3
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, diaries and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-8

FSA A.06 07.08
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Abbasids  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  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
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.08
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S-9: "Tagebuch, Samarra, 2te Campagne. No.1". Account of Samarra expedition. 1912 October 5--1913 July 6

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Kaiser-Friedrich-Museum  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Diarie (1 volume (112 pages), 25.8 cm. x 21.3 cm.)
Container:
Volume S-9
Type:
Archival materials
Diaries
Notebooks
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1912-1913
Scope and Contents:
- Original title reads, "Samarra, Tagebuch 3. Ernst Herzfeld."
- Additional information from Diary 1 of the second campaign reads, "Samarra, July 2, 1913 (p. 1); Samarra, December 1, 1912 (p. 3-4); ?, December 2, 1912 (p. 4); ?, December 7, 1912 (p. 4-6); ?, December 9, 1912 (p. 6-7); ?, December 13, 1912 (p. 7-9); ?, December 16, 1912 (p. 9-12); ?, December 17, 1912 (p. 12); ?, December 18, 1912 (p. 12); ?, December 19, 1912 (p. 13-14); ?, December 22, 1912 (p. 15-17); ?, December 23, 1912 (p. 18); ?, December 25, 1912 (p. 19); ?, December 27, 1912 (p. 19-20); ?, December 28, 1912 (p. 20-21); ?, January 1, 1913 (p. 21-22); ?, January 2, 1913 (p. 22); ?, January 4, 1913 (p. 22-23); ?, January 9, 1913 (p. 23-26); ?, January 15, 1913 (p. 27-29); ?, January 17, 1913 (p. 29-31); ?, January 27, 1913 (p. 31-34); ?, January 29, 1913 (p. 34-36); ?, January 31, 1913 (p. 36-37); ?, February 3, 1913 (p. 37-39); ?, February 5, 1913 (p. 40-39); ?, February 11, 1913 (p. 41-42); ?, February 19, 1913 (p. 43); ?, February 20, 1913 (p. 43-46); ?, February 20, 1913 (p. 46); ?, February 22, 1913 (p. 46); ?, February 24, 1913 (p. 46); ?, March 4, 1913 (p. 47-48); ?, March 11, 1913 (p. 49); ?, May 2, 1913 (p. 49-51); ?, May 5, 1913 (p. 51); ?, May 10, 1913 (p. 52-53); ?, May 19, 1913 (p. 54-71); ?, May 26, 1913 (p. 71-72); ?, May 27, 1913 (p. 72); ?, May 28, 1913 (p. 72); ?, May 30, 1913 (p. 73-74); ?, June 03, 1913 (p. 74-75); ?, June 04, 1913 (p. 75-76); ?, June 13, 1913 (p. 76-87); ?, June 14, 1913 (p. 87); ?, June 16, 1913 (p. 88-95); ?, June 17, 1913 (p. 95-97); ?, June 19, 1913 (p. 98-101); ?, June 20, 1913 (p. 102-104); ?, June 28, 1913 (p. 105-109); ?, June 30, 1913 (p. 109-111); ?, July 06, 1913 (p. 111-112).
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Second Campaign, Diary 1
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, diaries and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-9

FSA A.06 07.09
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble,FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive and Thomas Leisten's publication, Excavation of Samarra, vol 1.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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:
Abbasids  Search this
Antiquities  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Description and Travel  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
History  Search this
Genre/Form:
Diaries
Notebooks
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.09
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S-12: "Samarra 1, Funde"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (46 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
The inventory numbers noted in the sketchbooks refer to entries in the Samarra Fundjournal (No.S-1) where rough sketches accompany detailed descriptions, location of finds, etc., cross-referenced to the sketchbooks of measured drawings. In the Fundjournal, the unpublished Houses have been re-numbered. Herzfeld used "In." as the abbreviation of Inventory in all his references, so that is used here.
- The first of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on archaeological remains, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosque; the palace of the Caliph (Dār al-Khilāfa, Bayt al-Khalīfah, Jawsaq al-Khaqani); the palace of Balkuwārā; the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; and finally the residential architecture.
- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to sixteen houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into [a or b], naming in all twenty-four different sites. [...]. Unfortunately, Herzfeld changed the numbering of the houses a third time when he finished the final drawings for the publication, including only fourteen houses. [...]. In those cases in which Herzfeld noted on his field sketch either the name of the area or the new numbering of the house we can at least identify the site. These records indicate al-Quraina (Qurainah) as the location of Houses I to VI, [...], the area of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā with Houses VIII and IX, [...]." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.121."]
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra 1; Funde; S-12."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "IN-1: Great Mosque (Gr. M.); IN-1: Great Mosque (Mosch.); IN-1: Great Mosque (Moschee); IN-2: Great Mosque (Moschee); Viollet; [Dār al-Khilāfa (Bayt al-Khalīfah)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "[Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; --; IN-16: Miḥrāb, S. ʿAbbās; --; IN-13: Miḥrāb."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "IN-13: Miḥrāb; IN-13: Miḥrāb."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "IN-15: Ḥaram; IN-40: Bath (bad)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "IN-38: Dār al-Khilāfa (Bēt al-Khalīfah); IN-39; IN-36: [Dār al-Khilāfa]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "IN-18: Great Mosque, Miḥrāb (miḥrāb v. gr. Moschee); IN-27; IN-18: Great Mosque, Miḥrāb (miḥrāb v. Gr. Moschee)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "IN-19: Great Mosque, Miḥrāb (miḥrāb v. gr. Moschee); IN-19: Great Mosque, Miḥrāb (miḥrāb); IN-17: [Ḥaram]; IN-26: Great Mosque (Moschee); --."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "IN-49: [House IV], T-shaped hall ([formerly] Haus III, T-zimmer); IN-50: [House IV], T-shaped hall, [room 7] ([formerly] Haus III, T-zimmer); Takrit."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "IN-32; IN-33: [Dār al-Khilāfa (Bayt al-Khalīfah)]; IN-34: [Dār al-Khilāfa (Bayt al-Khalīfah)]; IN-35: [Dār al-Khilāfa (Bayt al-Khalīfah)]; IN-24: Great Mosque (Gr. M.); IN-28: Ḥaram; IN-21: Great Mosque (Gr. Moschee)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "IN-23: Mosque (Moschee); IN-30: Kāsat-i Firʿawn; IN-47: [House IV, room 6]; IN-48: Viollet [finds in Bāb al-Nasriyyah]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "IN-56; IN-61: [House IV, room 6] ([formerly] Haus B); IN-62: [House IV] ([formerly] Haus B); IN-63: [House IV] ([formerly] Haus B); IN-64: [House IV] ([formerly] Haus B); IN-65: [House II] ([formerly] Haus B)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "[Viollet finds]; [Ornament 34]; IN-58: [Ornament 4]; IN-59: [Dār al-Khilāfa]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "Viollet unpubl., [ornament 66]; [House V] ([formerly] Haus B); IN-77: House II ([formerly] Haus I); IN-76: House II ([formerly] Haus I); IN-71: House I, [room 1] ([formerly] Haus A)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "IN-69: House I ([formerly] Haus I); IN-70: House I ([formerly] Haus I); IN-72: House IV, [T-shaped hall] ([formerly] Haus III); IN-73: House IV ([formerly] Haus III); IN-74: House II ([formerly] Haus I); IN-75: House IV ([formerly] Haus III); IN-78: House II ([formerly] Haus I); [IN-50: House IV, T-shaped hall, room 7] ([formerly] Haus III, T-zimmer); IN-81: House III ([formerly] Haus II)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "House II, [room 41]; IN-80; IN-79: House II, [room 36, 37, or 38] ([formerly] Haus I)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "IN-254: Balkuwārā (Tell Mangūr); House II, T-shaped hall (Haus II, T-zimmer); IN-85: [House III, T-shaped hall] ([formerly] Haus II); [IN-85: House VIII, room 3]; IN-82: House III, courtyard ([formerly] Haus II, hof)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "IN-83; IN-86: Dār al-Khilāfa (Bayt al-Khalīfah); [Ornament 251]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "House IV, room 2 ([formerly] Haus III, zimmer 2); IN-189: House IX, room 4 ([formerly] Haus VI, zimmer 4); House III ([formerly] Haus II); IN-185: House IX, room 4 ([formerly] Haus VI, zimmer 4); IN-186: House IX, room 4 ([formerly] Haus VI, zimmer 4); IN-187: House IX, room 4 ([formerly] Haus VI, zimmer 4); IN-188: House IX, room 5 ([formerly] Haus VI, zimmer 5)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "House west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā; IN-199: Kūrah; IN-196: Weaver House, courtyard ([formerly] Haus Vb, Weber Haus, hof); IN-151: House VIa or Weaver House, courtyard ([formerly] Haus V, Weber Haus, hof), courtyard; IN-196: Weaver House, courtyard ([formerly] Haus Vb, Weber Haus, hof); IN-110: [House V ([formerly] Haus IV)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "IN-108: [House IV ([formerly] Haus III)]; IN-126: [House III ([formerly] Haus II)]; IN-141: [House VI ([formerly] Haus V)]; IN-116: [House II, west room ([formerly] Haus I, westen zimmer)]; IN-95: [House III, north room ([formerly] Haus II, nord zimmer)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "IN-160: [House VIIa ([formerly] Haus V)]; IN-168: [House VIII ([formerly] Haus Va)]; IN-129: [House II, west and east room ([formerly] Haus I, westen und ost zimmer)]; IN-129: House II, west and east room ([formerly] Haus I, westen und ost zimmer); IN-125: [House III ([formerly] Haus II)]; IN-176: House VI, north room ([formerly] Haus V, nord zimmer); IN-112: House IV, room 7 ([formerly] Haus III, zimmer 7); IN-111: House I, north room ([formerly] Haus I, nord zimmer); IN-120: [House II, west room ([formerly] Haus I, westen zimmer)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "IN-130: [House VII, bath ([formerly] Haus V, bad)]; IN-169: [House VI, northeast room ([formerly] Haus V, nordost zimmer)]; IN-128: [House III ([formerly] Haus II)]; IN-107: [House IV, room 6 ([formerly] Haus III, zimmer 6)]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 45 and 46 reads, "IN-109: [House II, room 13 ([formerly] Haus I, zimmer 13)]; IN-103: [House IV ([formerly] Haus III)]; IN-102: [House IV ([formerly] Haus III)]; IN-149: [House VI ([formerly] Haus V)]; IN-123: House III, west room ([formerly] Haus II, westen zimmer); IN-150: [House VIa or Weaver House, courtyard ([formerly] Haus V, Weber Haus, hof)]."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Finds, Sketchbook 1
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-12

FSA A.06 07.12
Former Title or Title Variations:
Ernst Herzeld; Samarra 1; Funde; S-12
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.12
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10460

S-14: (same), marked "Samarra Funde 3"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (47 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
- The third of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā (Manqūr); the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; the residential architecture and the baths; and finally the pre-Islamic cemetery located at Shabbat al-Hawā (Parthian cemetery, Shabbat al-Hawīy).
- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to 16 houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into, for instance, House Va or XIb, naming in all 24 different sites. [...]. Unfortunately, Herzfeld changed the numbering of the houses a third time when he finished the final drawings for the publication, including only 14 houses. [...]. In those cases in which Herzfeld noted on his field sketch either the name of the area or the new numbering of the house we can at least identify the site. These records indicate al-Quraina (Qurainah) as the location of Houses I-VI, connect al-Qāṭūn with House XI, the area of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā with Houses VIII and IX, and a House XVII with Jubairiyya." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.121."]
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra 3; Funde."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "IN-319: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-319: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-320: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-321: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-322: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-323: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-324: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-327: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-329: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "IN-330: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-331: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-332: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-333: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-334: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-336: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-337: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-338: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-338: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "IN-339: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-340: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-341: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-342: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-343: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-344: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-345: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-346: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "IN-347: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-348: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-351: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-352: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-349: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-350: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-353: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "IN-354: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-355: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-356: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-358: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-357: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-358: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "IN-361: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-362: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-363: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-365: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-364: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-366: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-366: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-366: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-368: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-368: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "IN-370: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-371: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-372: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-373: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-374: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-375: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "IN-376: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-377: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-378: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-381: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-382: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-383: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-380: [Shabbat al-Hawā]; IN-384: [Shabbat al-Hawā]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "IN-385: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-386: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-388: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-392: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-390: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-390: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-391: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]; IN-393: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "--; IN-443: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-440: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; IN-444: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "IN-444: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-441: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; IN-445: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-447: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "IN-448: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-451: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-451: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-450: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-452: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-450: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-450: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-449: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "IN-452: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-454: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-456: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-455: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-457: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-458: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-458: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; IN-458: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-474: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-473: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "IN-471: Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; IN-429: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-430: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-423: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-430: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-430: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-425: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-422: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "IN-421: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-424: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-420: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-416: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-489: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-490: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; IN-490: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "IN-483: Balkuwārā; IN-481: Balkuwārā; IN-481: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]; IN-481: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "IN-484: Balkuwārā; IN-482: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]; IN-485: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "--; IN-487: Balkuwārā; IN-483: Balkuwārā; IN-483: Balkuwārā; IN-493: Jubairiyya and Balkuwārā (Djubairiyah u. Manqūr)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "IN-487: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]; IN-485: [Balkuwārā (Manqūr)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "IN-511: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; IN-511: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "IN-511: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; [IN-507: Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-500: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-501: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-501: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-501: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "IN-505: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-505: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-506: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-508: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-509: [House at Ṣūr ʿĪṣā (Haus bei Ṣūr ʿĪṣā)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 45, 45a and 46 reads, "IN-510: [House at Ṣūr ʿĪṣā (Haus bei Ṣūr ʿĪṣā)]; IN-517: Dār al-Khilāfa (Bayt al-Khalīfah)."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Finds, Sketchbook 3
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-14

FSA A.06 07.14
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Ancient Near Eastern Art  Search this
Parthians  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.14
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10550

S-15: (same) marked "Samarra Funde 4"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (21 pages), 26 cm. x 16.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
- The fourth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; and finally the residential architecture and the baths at Quraina, Wadī al-Muḥḥ, Qāṭūn, Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā.
- Ernst Herzfeld has drawn a map grid which allows him to accurately record the location of all sites excavated in the Dār al-Khilāfa. The two-dimensional map, using a simple coordinate system (numbers on the horizontal axis and letters on the vertical axis), is available on Internet, http://ids.si.edu/ids/deliveryService?id=FS-FSA_A.06_05.1018
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra 4; Funde."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; Viollet; al-Quwair; IN-461: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq (östlich von ʿĀshiq)]; IN-461: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-461: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "IN-462: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-460: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-460: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-460: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; Great Mosque, Miḥrāb."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "IN-55; IN-44: [Ḥaram]; IN-54."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "--; --; --."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "[IN-585: Bath I]; [IN-543: Private house and Mosque]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "--; IN-544: [Private house and Mosque]; --; IN-389: [Jubairiyya, House XVII]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "[IN-543: Private house and Mosque]; --; IN-460: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; IN-460: [East of Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "IN-417: [Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq]; --; --; [IN-545: Private house and Mosque]; [IN-544: Private house and Mosque]; --; --."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "IN-513: [Haus XIII (Bartus) (Haus XII)]; IN-552: Haus IX (Haus VI); IN-552: [Haus IX (Haus VI)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "IN-802: Dār al-Khilāfa, 17t, 17v (Bayt al-Khalīfah, 17t/v); IN-752: Dār al-Khilāfa, 26v, 26w (Bayt al-Khalīfah, 26v/w); IN-703: Dār al-Khilāfa, 26v, 26w (Bayt al-Khalīfah, 26v/w); IN-693: Dār al-Khilāfa, 26v, 26w (Bayt al-Khalīfah, 26v/w); IN-880: Dār al-Khilāfa, Ḥarem, (Bayt al-Khalīfah); IN-635: Dār al-Khilāfa, 11 and 16 (Bayt al-Khalīfah, 11 u. 16); IN-829: Dār al-Khilāfa, 17t, 17v (Bayt al-Khalīfah, 17t/v); IN-881: Dār al-Khilāfa, Ḥarem (Bayt al-Khalīfah, Ḥarem); Dār al-Khilāfa, Rotundabau (Bayt al-Khalīfah, Rotundabau)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 reads, "IN-882: [Dār al-Khilāfa, Ḥarem (Bayt al-Khalīfah)]."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Finds, Sketchbook 4
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-15

FSA A.06 07.15
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Antiquities  Search this
Architectural drawing  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Pottery  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.15
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10594

S-21: "Samarra, Planaufnahmen 1"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (44 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
- The tenth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; and finally the residential architecture and the baths at Quraina, Wadī al-Muḥḥ, Qāṭūn, Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā.
- The identification of the residential sites: "Herzfeld numbered all sites while the excavation was still in progress. When it became obvious that two courtyards with adjacent rooms turned out to belong to the same complex, however, he assigned new numbers. Herzfeld gave numbers to 16 houses in various locations, splitting certain buildings into, for instance, House Va or XIb, naming in all 24 different sites. [...]. Unfortunately, Herzfeld changed the numbering of the houses a third time when he finished the final drawings for the publication, including only 14 houses. [...]. In those cases in which Herzfeld noted on his field sketch either the name of the area or the new numbering of the house we can at least identify the site. These records indicate al-Quraina (Qurainah) as the location of Houses I-VI, connect al-Qāṭūn with House XI, the area of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā with Houses VIII and IX, and a House XVII with Jubairiyya." [Leisten, Thomas, 2003: "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003; p.121."]
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra ; plan aufnahmen 1."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "al-Qādisiyya; --; Tall al-Ṣanam; --."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "Trench V - VI (Graβen V - VI); Trench II (Graβen II)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "--; [octogonal marble column]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "[House IV, T-shaped hall, room 1, 3, 6, 7, 8 (T-saal)]; Room 6 (Zimmer 6); House IV, room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5 (formerly Haus III or Haus C)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "House IV, [T-shaped Hall]: room 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 (formerly Haus III or Haus C); House I, T-shaped hall, [room 1, 2, 3] (formerly Haus A, T-saal)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "House IV, room 2 (formerly Haus III or Haus C, zimmer 2); House V, room 1 (formerly Haus B, zimmer i); IN-79: [House I (formerly Haus II)]; House III, room 1 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 1); House IV, room 7, 8 (formerly Haus III, zimmer 7, zimmer 8); House IV, room 1 (formerly Haus III, zimmer 1)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "House II, T-shaped hall, [room 40, 41,42] (formerly Haus I, T-saal); House II, T-shaped hall, [room 40, 41,42] (formerly Haus I, T-saal)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "House II, T-shaped hall: room 41 (formerly Haus I, T-saal, 41); House II (formerly Haus I); House III, [room 1, 2, 3] (formerly Haus II); House III, T-shaped hall (formerly Haus II)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "House III, room 2 (Haus III, zimmer 2); [Tall al-ʿAliq]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "House II, [room 36, 37, 38, 39] (formerly Haus I); House II, [room 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35] (formerly Haus I)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "House II (formerly Haus I); House II (formerly Haus I); House II (formerly Haus I)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "House III, room 36 (shop) (formerly Haus II, laden 36); House III, room 40 (shop) (formerly Haus II, laden 40); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "House VII, room 1 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 1); House VII, room 1 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 1); House VII, room 1 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 1)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "House II, [room 12, 13, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 25, 36, great courtyard] (formerly Haus I); House II, [room 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15] (formerly Haus I); House I: [room 1, 2, 3] (Haus I); House I, T-shaped hall, room 2."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "House VIII, room 3 (formerly Haus Va, zimmer 3); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6); [House VII]."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "House VII, room 6 (formerly zimmer 6); House VIII, [room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, courtyard] (formerly Haus Va)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "House III [room 9, 10, 11 (courtyard), 12, 13, 16, 17 (courtyard), 18, 19, 21, 22, 26 (courtyard), 27, 28, 29, 30, 32, 33, 35, 36, 37, 38, 39, 40, 41, 42] (formerly Haus II); House III, [room 29, 32 (courtyard), 33, 34] (formerly Haus II)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "House III, [room a, b (room 5), 1 (hall), 2 (hall), 3 (courtyard), 4 (courtyard), 7, 8, 10, 11 (courtyard), 14, 15, 16, 17 (courtyard), 20, 21, 23 (T-shaped hall), 25, 26 (courtyard), 30, 31] (formerly Haus II); House III, [room 38] (formerly Haus II)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "House VII, [room 1, 2, 3, 4 (courtyard), 6, 7, 8, 13 (courtyard), 9 (bath), 10, 11, 12, 14, 17] (formerly Haus V)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "House VII, [room 13 (courtyard), 14, 15, 16, 17, 18 (courtyard), 30, 31, 32] (formerly Haus V); House V, [room 34, 35] (formerly Haus [?] V); House VIa and House VIIa, [room 18 (courtyard), 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29 (courtyard), 30] (formerly Haus V)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "House VI, [room 34, 35, 36, 37, 38 (courtyard), 39, 40, 41, 43 (courtyard)] (formerly Haus V); House VI, [room 41, 42, 43 (courtyard), 44, 45, 46, 47] (formerly Haus V)."
- Translated handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "House VII, [room 13 (courtyard), 4 (courtyard), 5] (formerly Haus V); House VIa, Weaver's House, [room 18 (courtyard), room 25, room 26, 29, 30, 31, 32, (33), 48 (courtyard), 49, 50, 51 (bath), 52] (formerly Haus V, Weber Haus)."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 1
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-21

FSA A.06 07.21
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.21
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10729

S-22: "Samarra Planaufnahme 2"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (40 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
- The eighteenth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; and finally the residential architecture and the baths at Quraina, Wadī al-Muḥḥ, Qāṭūn, Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā.
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra ; plan aufnahmen 9."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "--; Miḥrāb."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Dār al-Imāra, the southern annex building]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Dār al-Imāra, the southern annex building]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Dār al-Imāra, the southern annex building]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, western wall]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, northern wall; Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, eastern wall]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, southern wall (Qibla wall]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, central gate; Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, three central aisles in front of the miḥrāb]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, southeast corner (S.O. Ecke)]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "[Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, fondation pits for pillars in the southeastern prayer hall]; --."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "--; House V, [room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12] (formerly Haus IV)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "House IX and X, [room 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17] (formerly Haus VI)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "House IX and X, [courtyard (kleine hof), room 23 (25), 25 (26), 22 (24), 21 (23), 20 (22), 19 (20)] (formerly Haus VI); House IX and X, [room 31 (28), 32 (29), 33 (30), 34 (31), 35 (32)] (formerly Haus VI); House IX and X, [ courtyard (kleine hof, 19), room 26 (18), 27 (17)] (formerly Haus VI)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "House XI (formerly Haus VIII); House XI (formerly Haus VIII or haus VII); House XI, [T-shaped Hall, room 1, room 2, room 3] (formerly Haus VII)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "House IX, room 7,[unglazed waterpipes] (formerly Haus VI, zimmer 7); House XI (formerly Haus in Qāṭūn II); House XI (formerly Haus in Qāṭūn II); House XI (formerly Haus in Qāṭūn II); House XI (formerly Haus in Qāṭūn II)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "House VII, room 1, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 1, zimmer 6); House XI, courtyard (formerly Haus VIII or haus VII, hof); House XI, T-shaped Hall (formerly Haus VIII or haus VII, T-saal)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "House XI, room 2 (formerly Qāṭūn Haus VII, zimmer 2); House III, room 16 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 16); House III, room 16 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 16)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "House III, room 16 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 16); House III, room 16 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 16)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "House III, room 19 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 19); House III, room 19 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 19); House III, room 19 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 19); [Ornament 136]; House IX and X (formerly Haus VI)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "House I, [room 1, 2, 3, 8, 9, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48, 49, 50] (formerly Haus Ia); House I, room 3 (formerly Haus Ia, zimmer 3); House II, room 8 (formerly Haus I, zimmer 8); House II, room 7 (formerly Haus I, zimmer 7); [House VI], room 45 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 45); [House VI], room 37 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 37)."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 2
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-22

FSA A.06 07.22
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.22
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10759

S-23: "Samarra Planaufnahme 3"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (44 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
- The twelfth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; and finally the residential architecture and the baths at Quraina, Wadī al-Muḥḥ, Qāṭūn, Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā.
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra ; plan aufnahmen 3."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2 reads, "[House XIV, room 1]; House XIII, room 12 (Haus XIII, zimmer 12); House XIV, room 1 (formerly Haus VIII, zimmer 1); [Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān, timber-frame construction]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "House XIII, room 11 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 11); House XII, room 3 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 3); House XII, room 3 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 3)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "House XII, room 3 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 3); House XII, room 3 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 3); House XIII, room 11 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 11); House XIII, room 15 (Haus XIII, zimmer 15)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "House XII, bath, room 10 (formerly Haus IX, bad, zimmer 10); House XII, room 21 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 21, 19); House XII, room 21 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 21, 19); House XII, bath, room 10, 11 (formerly Haus IX, bad, 10 u. 11)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "House XII, [room 1, 2, 3, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9] (formerly Haus IX); House XII, [room 14 (14, 17), 15 (13, 15), 16 (15, 16), 17 (19, 21), 18 (20, 22), 19 (17, 18), 28 (23, 29)] (formerly Haus IX)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "House XII, T-shaped Hall, room 13 (15) (formerly Haus IX, T-saal, zimmer 13, 15); House XII: room 15 (15, 13) (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 15, 13); House XII, room 7 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 7); House XII, T-shaped Hall, room 4 (formerly Haus IX, T-saal, zimmer 4):; House XIV, [room 1, 2, 3] (formerly Haus VIII); [House XIV, engaged column from door of room 2]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "House XII, courtyard 17, room 24 (formerly Haus IX, hof 17, zimmer 24 or 21); [House XII, courtyard 17, room 24 (formerly Haus IX, hof 17, zimmer 24 or 21)]; House XIII, room 16 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 16, 37)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "House XII, room 24 or 21 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 24 or 21); House XII, room 23 or 29 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 23 or 29)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "House XII, courtyard 21 or 19, and 18 or 17 (formerly Haus IX, 21 or 19, and 18 or 17); House XIII, room [20] (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 31 or 9); House XIII, room [20] (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 7, fruher 29); House XII, room 28 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 28 or 39)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "House XII, room [27] (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 28, fruher 39); House XII, room [26] (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 27, fruher 40); House XII, room [25] (formerly Haus IX, hof 26, fruher 41)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "House XII, [room [17] (19, 21); room [18] (20, 22), room [28] (23, 29), room [29] (30, 38), room [27] (28, 39), room [26] (27, 40), room [25] (26, 41), courtyard [19] (17)] (formerly Haus IX); House XII, [courtyard 19 (17, 18), room 20 (21, 24), room 21 (22, 25), room 22 (23, 26), room 23 (24), room 24 (25, 42)] (formerly Haus IX); House XIII, [reception hall 19 (20), room 20 (19), room 21 (21), room 17)] (formerly Haus IX)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "; House XIII (formerly Haus IX): courtyard 11 (11), room 12 (12), [room 13], [room 17]; House XIII (formerly Haus IX): T-shaped Hall 6 (6), room 1 (1), room 2 (2), room 3 (4), room 4 (3), room 5 (5), room 7 (7), room 8 (8), room 9 (9);."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, northeastern quadrant of the inner enclosure]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, northeastern of the middle strip inside the inner enclosure]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, square reception-hall block, cruciform plan of a dome chamber]; [Balkuwārā palace, walled courtyard between gate III and the eastern Īwān]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, square reception-hall block, bath]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, southeast quadrant of the palace]; [Balkuwārā palace, southeast quadrant of the palace]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, southeast quadrant of the palace]; [Balkuwārā palace, southeast quadrant of the palace]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, southeast quadrant of the palace]; [Balkuwārā palace, courtyard I and gate I]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, courtyard I and II, and gate II]; [Balkuwārā palace, courtyard II and III, and gate III]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān, timber-frame construction]; [Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, honeycomb coffers of vaulted ceiling of room 7]; [Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 45 and 46 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, bath, section of squinch in the central domed room]; [Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān]."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 3
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-23

FSA A.06 07.23
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.23
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10776

S-24: "Samarra Planaufnahme 4"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (46 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Date:
1911-1913
Scope and Contents:
- The thirteenth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; and finally the residential architecture and the baths at Quraina, Wadī al-Muḥḥ, Qāṭūn, Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā.
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra ; plan aufnahmen 4."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2reads, "Topographical measurements including Balkuwārā (Manqūr)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "Topographical measurements."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "Topographical measurements."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "Topographical measurements."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "Topographical measurements."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "Topographical measurements."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "Topographical measurements; [Balkuwārā palace, general plan of the complex with outer enclosure]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, gate I, sketch of southern wing]; [Balkuwārā palace, gate I, sketch of southern wing]; [Balkuwārā palace, ornament 24]; [Balkuwārā palace, gate III]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, southwest quadrant of the palace]; [Balkuwārā palace, southwest quadrant of the palace]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, Great (eastern) Īwān]; [Balkuwārā palace, Great (eastern) Īwān]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān, horizontal timber-frame construction]; [Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān, vertical timber-frame construction]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, wall enclosure around courtyard I and including gate I]; [Balkuwārā palace, Great (eastern) Īwān]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, Great (eastern) Īwān]; [Balkuwārā palace, bath]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, Mosque I]; [Balkuwārā palace, bath, soffit of arch in the alcove vaults]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, bath]; [Balkuwārā palace, Great (eastern) Īwān]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, Great Īwān, blind niches]; [Balkuwārā palace, bath, ornament 1b]; [Balkuwārā palace, courtyard III]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, River Garden, pavilion A]; [Balkuwārā palace, vertical timber-frame construction]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace]; [Balkuwārā palace, Mosque I]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, gate III]; [Balkuwārā palace, niches in room 7 and 9]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 and 40 reads, "--; --; [Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya]; --; [Balkuwārā palace, ornament 1b]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 41 and 42 reads, "[Balkuwārā palace, ornament 28 and 29]; [Balkuwārā palace, niches in room 7 and 9]; [Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya, inscription I]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 43 and 44 reads, "[Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya, octagonal building]; [Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya]; [Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya, octagonal building]; [Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya, inscription II]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 45 and 46 reads, "[House XI (formerly Haus VII)]."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 4
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-24

FSA A.06 07.24
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.24
See more items in:
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Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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S-25: "Samarra Planaufnahme 5"

Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Names:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Collection Creator:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948  Search this
Extent:
1 Volume (Sketchbook (39 pages), 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm.)
Container:
Volume S-25
Type:
Archival materials
Volumes
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Place:
Asia
Iraq
Mesopotamia
Sāmarrāʼ (Iraq)
Iraq -- Salah ad-Din -- Samarra
Scope and Contents:
- The fourteenth of a series of eighteen sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs, related to the congregational mosques in Samarra, Mutawakkiliyya, and Balkuwārā; the Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya; the palaces of Balkuwārā, Ṣūr ʿĪṣā, and the Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq; and finally the residential architecture and the baths at Quraina, Wadī al-Muḥḥ, Qāṭūn, Jubairiyya, and west of Ṣūr ʿĪṣā.
- Original handwritten caption on cover reads, "Samarra ; plan aufnahmen 5."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 1 and 2reads, "Topographical measurements from the northern gate of the city of Samarra to the cantonment of the Khaqan ʿUrtuj."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 3 and 4 reads, "Topographical measurements including Zanqūr and Ashnās."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 5 and 6 reads, "Topographical measurements including Qantarat al-Rasās."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 7 and 8 reads, "Copy of inscriptions of the facades and the inside walls of the so-called Mausoleum Imām al-Dūr; --; --."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 9 and 10 reads, "[Shrine of Imam al-Hadi]; Topographical measurements of unidentified location."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 10a and 10b reads, "[Possibly section of the inside walls of the so-called Mausoleum Imām al-Dūr]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 11 and 12 reads, "Topographical measurements of area north of the modern city; [Dār al-Khilāfa] (Bayt al-Khalīfah), ornaments collected by Gertrude Bell."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 13 and 14 reads, "Topographical measurements of unidentified location; [Tall al-ʿAlīq]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 15 and 16 reads, "[House XVI]; [House XVI]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 17 and 18 reads, "[Qubbat al-Ṣulaibiyya, the three burials]; Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq, [T-shaped Hall, Throne Hall]; Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq, [T-shaped Hall, Throne Hall]; Qaṣr al-ʿĀshiq, [T-shaped Hall, Throne Hall]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 19 and 20 reads, "Itinerary to Tell al-Aswad (Ausflug nach Tell al Aswad)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 21 and 22 reads, "[House XVI] (Bartus Temple); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6); House II, great courtyard (formerly Haus I, gr. hof). "
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 23 and 24 reads, "House III, room 2 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 2); House XII, room 9 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 9); House XII, room 21 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 21 [or] 24); House XII, room 13 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 13 [or] 15); House III, T-shaped Hall, room 23 (formerly Haus II, T-saal, 23)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 25 and 26 reads, "House III, room 23 (Haus III, zimmer 23); House III, room 23 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 23); House XII, room 13 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 13 [or] 15); House XII, courtyard [21] (formerly Haus IX, hof 17 [or] 18)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 27 and 28 reads, "House XI, T-shaped Hall (formerly Haus VII oder VIII, T-saal); House XII, room 8 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 8); House XI (formerly Haus VII); House XIII, room 5 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 5 [or] 28)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 29 and 30 reads, "[House XIV]; House XI, room 1 (formerly Haus VIIb, zimmer i); House XIII, room 7 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 7 [or] 29); House XIII, room 7 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 7 [or] 29)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 31 and 32 reads, "House XIII, room 6 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 6 [or] 27); House XII, room 27 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 27 [or] 40); House XII, room 4 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 4); House near Parthian cemetery; House XII, room 15 (formerly Haus IX, zimmer 15 [or] 16)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 33 and 34 reads, "House II, great courtyard (formerly Haus I, gr. hof); House III, room 28 (formerly Haus II, zimmer 28); House VII, room 6 (formerly Haus V, zimmer 6); House XVII, Jubairiyya (Haus XVII, Djubairiyyah)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 35 and 36 reads, "House XV, T-shaped Hall (formerly Haus X, T-saal); [House XVa]; House XVI (formerly Haus XI, Bartus Temple); [House XII, T-shaped Hall, room 4]."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 37 and 38 reads, "House XVII, Jubairiyya (Haus XVII, Djubairiyyah); House XVII, Jubairiyya (Haus XVII, Djubairiyyah)."
- Original handwritten notes for pg. 39 reads, "[House II, ornament 138]."
Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Architectural Studies 5
Arrangement:
Journals, letters, and sketchbooks are arranged roughly in sequential number sequences, housed in document boxes.
Local Numbers:
S-25

FSA A.06 07.25
General:
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
- Series title in Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive reads, "Records of Samarra Expeditions."
- Since these are primary sources, handwritten captions in the sketchbook are specified in three stages: (1) an English designation following Thomas Leisten and Alastair Northedge's terminology; (2) the transcribed original caption in German which is provided under parenthesis; and (3) additonal information from Herzfeld's publication, "Der Wandschmuck der Bauten von Samarra und Seine Ornamentik. Verlag Dietrich Reimer, Ernst Vohsen, Berlin, 1923." and Thomas Leisten's publication, "Excavation of Samarra, v. I. Architecture : Final report of the first campaign 1910-1912. Verlag Philipp von Zabern, Mainz am Rhein, 2003" which is provided under bracket.
Date/Time and Place of an Event Note:
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.
Funding note:
Funded by
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
Architectural drawing  Search this
Architecture  Search this
Art of the Islamic World  Search this
Decoration and ornament  Search this
Excavations (Archaeology)  Search this
Inscriptions  Search this
Mural painting and decoration  Search this
Relief (Sculpture)  Search this
Religious buildings  Search this
Genre/Form:
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Collection Citation:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. Gift of Ernst Herzfeld, 1946
Identifier:
FSA.A.06, File FSA A.06 07.25
See more items in:
Ernst Herzfeld Papers
Ernst Herzfeld Papers / Series 7: Records of Samarra Expeditions
Archival Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
EDAN-URL:
ead_component:sova-fsa-a-06-ref10801

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