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Excavation of Persepolis (Iran): Squeeze of Inscription Added by Artaxerxes III Ochus, Old Persian Version, on North Wall of Terrace of Palace H (Palace of Artaxerxes)

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Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Herzfeld, Ernst 1879-1948  Search this
Physical description:
1 paper squeeze : b&w ; 23 in.x 31 in. (58.5 cm. x 78.7 cm.)
Paper Squeezes
Iran, Fars, Takht-e Jamshid, Palace H
Persepolis (Iran)
- Title is provided by Xavier Courouble, FSg Archives cataloger, based on Roland G. Kent's publication, "Old Persian. Grammar, Texts, Lexicon. 2nd Revised Edition. American Oriental Society, Vol. 33. American Oriental Society, New Haven, Connecticut, 1953," and Joseph Upton's Catalogue of the Herzfeld Archive.
Finding aid available in the Archives Department and on Internet
Papers squeezes are organized in sequential number following language scripts, which are housed in folders, and stored in metal flat files
- Original handwritten annotation reads, "."
- Information from Roland G. Kent's 1953 publication reads, "A3Pa, b, c, d = Artaxerxes III, Persepolis A, B, C, D: Old Persian only, 4 copies with identical text but differing line-division; a, c, d on the north wall of the terrace of the palace of Artaxerxes, originally 26 lines each."
- Additional information from Joseph Upton's Finding Aid reads, "Squeeze No. 91. Persepolis, stairway opposite Tachara. 64b."
- Additional information from Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions reads, "The architectural activities in Persepolis started soon after 519 B.C. ...and continued until Alexander's arrival in 330 B.C.. The structures -and hence the cuneiform inscriptions- of Persepolis were thus created in the space of nearly two hundred years. The inscriptions of Artaxerxes I must be dated to the early years of his reign when construction was still in progress. After 459 B.C., no major work was undertaken in Persepolis. The copies of A3P cannot be precisely dated. Given the time needed for erecting the western stairway of the Tachara, these texts may be placed at about 345 B.C." [Corpus Inscriptionum Iranicarum; Part I, Inscriptions of Ancient Iran; Vol. I, The Old Persian Inscriptions; Portfolio I: Plates i-xlviii. Old Persian Inscriptions of the Persepolis platform. Edited by A. Shapur Shahbazi. Published by Lund Humphries, London, 1985. Pp.15-16."]
- Additional information from staff reads, "Squeeze No. 91: 64b, lines 15-26, bottom left edge."
Cite as:
The Ernst Herzfeld papers. Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives. Smithsonian Institution, Washington, D.C
Repository Loc.:
Map case drawers Drawer 58
Smithsonian Institution, Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives, 1050 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, DC 20013-7012
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Local number:
FSA A.6 06.C091
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Ernst Herzfeld Papers 1899-1962
Ernst Herzfeld Papers, Series 6: Paper Squeezes of Inscriptions 1903-1947
Data Source:
Freer Gallery of Art and Arthur M. Sackler Gallery Archives