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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.01: Persia, 1924: Sketchbook 08

Creator
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Date
1924
Type
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Physical Description
Sketchbook : 1 volume (18 pages) ; 12.8 cm. x 25.7 cm
Restrictions & Rights
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Local number
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; SK-8
FSA A.06 02.01.08
Other title
Ernst Herzeld; Skizzenbuch VIII: Persien, 1924
Notes
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Herzfeld's original sketchbook title and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
"Ernst Herzfeld's years in Iran [Persia] from [February] 1923 to [the end of October] 1925 were made possible by a private company with limited liability called the Gesellschaft zur Förderung von Ausgrabungen und Forschungsreisen GmbH, which was founded in 1923. Its aim was to foster excavations and scientific expeditions in Asia and to publish the results. [...]. [Consequently] Herzfeld was able to travel freely in Iran and survey most major archaeological sites, including Pasargadae, Persepolis, and Kuh-e Khwaja, and develop for future excavations." [Jens Kröger, "Ernst Herzfeld and Friedrich Sarre", Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Edited by Ann Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser. Leiden: Brill, 2005. P.61 and P.64]
Finding aid, based on Joseph M. Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive, 1974, is available in the Archives Department and on Internet http://www.asia.si.edu/archives/finding_aids/herzfeld.html#series2
Organization
Sketchbooks, housed in document boxes and stored on shelves, are organized by Joseph Upton into 13 subject categories
Summary
- SK-8 is the eigth of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, landscape, inscriptions and reliefs, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Bab Munir (Iran), Bishapur (Iran), Bisutun Site (Iran), Damghan (Iran), Da u Dukhtar (Iran), Hamadan (Iran), Island of Kharg (Iran), Jinjun (Iran), Kurangun (Iran), Ray (Iran), Tulespid (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch VIII: Persien, 1924"
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Jinjun [(Iran)]: column bases [with floral ornamentation], [10.04.1924], [see FSA A.6 05.1182], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2184; FSA A.6 04.GN.2185; FSA A.6 04.GN.2186]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 2 reads, "Kurangun [(Iran)]: sketch of [Elamite] rock reliefs and plan [of the platform], [see FSA A.6 05.0787; FSA A.6 05.1153], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1491; FSA A.6 04.GN.1492; FSA A.6 04.GN.2170]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 3 reads, "Da u Dukhtar [(Iran)]: top) [panoramic] sketch of Tul i Surna, showing location of Da u Dukhtar; bottom) [Arabic] inscription, in Kufic script, commemorating road as well as [Arabic] inscription, in Naskhi script, of 716 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 4 reads, "Da u Dukhtar [(Iran)], [rock-cut] tomb: [facade], elevation, plan [and section], [see FSA A.6 05.0705; FSA A.6 05.0793a; FSA A.6 05.0794], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1523]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 5 reads, "Da u Dukhtar [(Iran)]: [column] capitals and bases, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1525; FSA A.6 04.GN.1527]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 6 reads, "Tulespid [(Iran)]: left) tile with cuneiform inscription and old Elamite stamp; right) itinerary April 14/15, 1924 from Fahliun to aftdasht via Mil-i Azdaba and Baba Munir Imamzadeh."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "left) Bab Munir [(Iran)], tomb [Mir Muhammad Mausoleum]: plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.0217; FSA A.6 05.0364]; right) Arabic inscription on wooden sarcophagus, 896 H.."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: left) Mir Muhammad inscription, [in Nashki script], [on lintel of the entrance door], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2659]; right) sketch of tomb II [southern tomb with relief depicting a single reclining male on a couch], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1726; FSA A.6 04.GN.1727; FSA A.6 04.GN.1730], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 9 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: plan of tomb II [southern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: details of tomb II [southern tomb], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1729; FSA A.6 04.GN.1737], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 11 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: ornamental details of tomb II [southern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0783]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: plan and elevation of tomb I [eastern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0784]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: plan and elevation of tomb III (corrected in red with: 9) [eastern tomb], [see FSA A.6 05.0783; FSA A.6 05.0785; FSA A.6 05.0790]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 14 to 23 reads, "Island of Kharg [(Iran)]: sketch plans of sixty-four [rock-cut] tombs, [see FSA A.6 05.0784], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2396; FSA A.6 04.GN.2397; FSA A.6 04.GN.2399]; elevation of tomb 9."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 24 and 25 reads, "Gannawa [(Iran)], 'gopal', capital (now in Field Museum) and ninth century ornamental details, stone."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 26 reads, "Hamadan [(Iran)]: top) Hebrew inscription on sarcophagus [located in] Esther's tomb [Mausoleum of Esther and Mordecai]; bottom) stone column base."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 27 reads, "left) Bisutun Site [(Iran)]: stone capital; right) three wooden capitals from Pashand (Iran) and Kushkizar (Iran) near Yeni Imam (Iran)."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 28 reads, "left) Purdisar [(Iran)], Taliqan: wooden capital; right) Alamut [(Iran)]: sketch plan [of remnants of a fortress perched on rocky heights]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 29 reads, "unidentified plan."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 30 and 31 reads, "Designs of furniture."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 32 and 33 reads, "Shirwan [(Iran)], near Hamadan: Achaemenian stones, brought from Citadel; also parts of stone box, apparently for gold and silver tablets."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 34 reads, "left) Ray [(Iran)]: section of plan of tower where silk textiles allegedly found; right) Damghan [(Iran)]: (partial) plan of building of Sasanian I period."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 35 reads, "Bishapur [(Iran)], Imamzadeh Sayyid Husain: plan and elevation, [see FSA A.6 05.1173]."
Cite as
The Ernst Herzfeld papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Repository Loc.
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
Data Source
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
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Place
Asia
Iran
Bīshāpūr (Extinct city)
Bisutun Site (Iran)
Dāmghān (Iran)
Hamadān (Iran)
Khark Island (Iran)
Ray (Iran)
Usage