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Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks; Subseries 2.07: Persepolis: Sketchbook 21

Creator
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Subject
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948
Type
Sketchbooks
Drawings
Sketches
Physical Description
Sketchbook : 1 volume (8 pages) ; 14.7 cm. x 23.5 cm
Restrictions & Rights
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Local number
Ernst Herzfeld Papers; SK-21
FSA A.06 02.07.21
Other title
Ernst Herzeld; Skizzenbuch XXI: Persepolis
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.
"The field activities of the Persepolis Expedition were initiated by Professor Ernst Herzfeld in Spring 1931, after the French archaeological monopoly had been replaced by the new Antiquity Law, which opened Iran to archaeological field work by other nations. The expedition ended in fall 1939, after the outbreak of World War II. [...] At the end of 1934, Herzfeld was removed from his position as expedition director. He left Persepolis for the last time toward the end of November 1934 and went to London." [Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, "Herzfeld in Persepolis", Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Edited by Ann Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser. Leiden: Brill, 2005. P.137 and P.161]
"Herzfeld returned to Persepolis in 1931 as field director. The project was conducted under the auspices of the Oriental Institute at the University of Chicago, with additional financial assistance from other American individuals and institutions." [Elspeth R. M. Dusinberre, "Herzfeld in Persepolis", Ernst Herzfeld and the Development of Near Eastern Studies, 1900-1950. Edited by Ann Gunter and Stefan R. Hauser. Leiden: Brill, 2005. P.146]
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-21 is the twenty-first of a series of thirty-five sketchbooks (Skizzenbücher), in which Ernst Herzfeld recorded his observations on topography, archaeological remains, architecture, artifacts and decorative motifs related to Istakhr (Iran) and Persepolis (Iran).
- Original handwritten title on cover reads: "Ernst Herzfeld; Skizzenbuch XXI: Persepolis."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 1 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Main Gate [(Gate of All Lands)]: measured drawings of [colossal sculpture depicting man-bull], [see FSA A.6 05.0856], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.0406; FSA A.6 04.GN.1584; FSA A.6 04.GN.2287; FSA A.6 04.GN.2288]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 4 and 5 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Gate of All Lands]: measured drawings of standing columns of stone with composite capitals, [see FSA A.6 05.0848], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1582; FSA A.6 04.GN.2290; FSA A.6 04.GN.2291]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 7 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [comparison of composite] capitals and bases of columns [from the Gate of All Lands, the Apadana and the Council Hall (Tripylon)]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 8 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 2: measured plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 10 reads, "Istakhr [(Iran)], excavation sounding No. 2: measured plan."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 12 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Apadana], [Audience Hall and East, West, and North Porticoes]: measured sketches of [campaniform] column bases, [see FSA A.6 05.0896], [see FSA A.6 04.GN.2314; FSA A.6 04.GN.1624; FSA A.6 04.GN.1625; FSA A.6 04.GN.2315; FSA A.6 04.GN.2316; FSA A.6 04.GN.2317]; measured sketches of lion capital."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 13 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana, [West Portico]: sketches of column capital, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1621; FSA A.6 04.GN.2301]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 14 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana, [West Portico]: measured drawing of column capital, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1621; FSA A.6 04.GN.2301]."
- In Finding Aid, captions for pg. 15 to 16 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], Apadana, [North Portico]: measured drawing of column capital, [see FSA A.6 04.GN.1623]."
- In Finding Aid, caption for pg. 17 reads, "Persepolis [(Iran)], [Throne Hall], Unfinished Gate: [sketch of the preliminary excavation and of the addorsed bull capital]; as well as [measured drawings of] column and capital."
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
See more items in
Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 2: Sketchbooks 1923-1931
Place
Asia
Iran
Estakhr (Extinct city)
Persepolis (Iran)
Usage