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Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans

Archaeology, Diplomacy, Art

CONTENTS

8 Foreword: Pera Museum welcomes Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans in the fall of 2011
Suna, İnan & İpek Kıraç

10 Preface and Acknowledgments
Renata Holod & Robert Ousterhout

16 Osman Hamdi Bey and the Americans
Renata Holod & Robert Ousterhout

36 Archaeological Diplomacy and the Archaeological Institute of America’s Acquisitions of Symbol Capital
Susan Heuck Allen

48 John Henry Haynes’s Travels and Photographs of Anatolia in 1884-1887
Robert Ousterhout

62 “The Most Perfect Idea of a Greek City that anywhere Exists”: Assos, Archaeologists and American Ideologies
Bonna D. Wescoat

78 The University of Pennsylvania Nineteenth-Century Excavations at Nippur
Richard l. Zettler

94 The Paintings at the Penn Museum the Excavations of the University Museum at Nippur, Mesopotamia
Jamie Sanecki

102 From İstanbul to Philadelphia: The Journey of At the Mosque Door 
Heather Hughes & Emily Neumeier

118 The Art of Osman Hamdi Bey
Emine Fetvacı

139 Catalogue
Three Intersecting Lives

153 The Beginnings of Ottoman Archaeology

168 Artist and Bureaucrat: Osman Hamdi Bey

200 The Unknown Photographer: John Henry Haynes

250 The Beginnings of the American Archaeology: Assos (1881-1883)

314 Nippur: The First Great Discovery

394 Bibliography

Based on the intersecting lives of painter, archaeologist, and museologist Osman Hamdi Bey, American archaeologist and photographer John Henry Haynes, as well as Prof. Hermann Vollrath Hilprecht.

The exhibition, curated by Prof. Renata Holod and Prof. Robert Ousterhout from the University of Pennsylvania, showcased for the first time a rich selection of paintings by Osman Hamdi Bey, archaeological photographs and drawings from the 19th century, letters, travel journals, and archaeological artifacts. This unique selection was on loan from the University of Pennsylvania, Fine Arts Museum Boston, İstanbul Archaeological Museums, İstanbul Museum of Painting and Sculpture, as well as private collections. Apart from his lesser-known paintings, two unknown works of Osman Hamdi Bey discovered at the Penn Museum were also introduced to visitors.

Date of Publication: 2011
Number of pages:  411
ISBN: 978-975-9123-89-5