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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1911-1913
Level:
item
Size:
1 Drawing (50.8 cm. x 72.7 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Additional information reads, "During the relatively short period of work at Manqūr / Balkuwārā in the summer and early fall of 1911, Herzfeld's efforts focused mainly on the central reception block between the third courtyard and the so-called river garden above the Tigris, especially on the eastern Īwān and some adjacent easterly rooms. He survey...

- Handwritten annotations in German reads, "Afgenommen (?) von E. Herzfeld."

- Handwritten number, probably by Joseph upton, reads, "D-1019."

- Additional information from staff reads, "multiple annotations in English, probably for publication."

- Additional information from Finding Aid reads, "Samarra. Plan of unidentified palace. Water-color."

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Balkuwara Palace: Watercolor Plan [drawing]

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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1911-1913
Level:
item
Size:
1 Drawing (51 cm. x 29 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Additional information reads, "During the relatively short period of work at Manqūr / Balkuwārā in the summer and early fall of 1911, Herzfeld's efforts focused mainly on the central reception block between the third courtyard and the so-called river garden above the Tigris, especially on the eastern Īwān and some adjacent easterly rooms. He survey...

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Balkuwara Palace, Cruciform Reception-Hall Block:Isometric Reconstruction [drawing]

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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1911-1913
Level:
item
Size:
1 Drawing (69 cm. x 51 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

- Original caption on verso reads, "Samarra. Gr. M., unpublished. 13 (in red pencil)."

- Additional information reads, "Abutting the center of the qibla wall, between tower 4 and 7, stretched a rectangular complex. Its ruins were investigated in early 1911 when Herzfeld cleared the area in front of what later turned out to be the back side of the miḥrāb of the congregational mosque. Of this building only the western half, situated be...

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Dar al-Imara, the Southern Annex Building: Ground Plan [drawing]

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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1911-1913
Level:
item
Size:
1 Drawing (55.8 cm. x 76.4 cm.)
1 Drawing (16.7 cm. x 77.1 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Original handwritten notes reads, "Haus I. Haus II. Samarra. unpublished. 19."

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, [...] n...

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): al-Quraina, House I and House II: Ground Plan [drawing]

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Creators:
Herzfeld, Ernst, 1879-1948
Dates:
1911-1913
Level:
item
Size:
1 Drawing (76 cm. x 56 cm.)
Collection ID:
FSA.A.06
Repository:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives

Original caption on verso reads, "Samarra. Gr. Mosque, unpublished, 9 (in red pencil)."

Additional information reads, "Clearing the debris along the inner qibla wall provided evidence that its center had not been occupied bu a large triple gate but by a miḥrāb of enormous, yet harmonious dimensions flanked by a gate on each side. The actual prayer-niche turned out to be a fairly deep, rectangular recess. Standing in rectangular stagge...

Excavation of Samarra (Iraq): Great Mosque of al-Mutawakkil, Reconstruction of the Mihrab: Ground Plan, Elevation and Section [drawing]