Catalogue #74: Nippur Architectural Drawings

Joseph Meyer, Northwest facade of the ziggurat
Joseph Meyer, Northwest facade of the ziggurat

[CATALOGUE # 74] Joseph Meyer, Northwest facade of the ziggurat, excavated during the summer of 1894. Pen and ink on paper. Meyer worked from pencil sketches done on site to produce impressive ink drawings like this one. As in Haynes’ photographs, Meyer favors high vantage points, dramatic spatial recession, and isolated figures. (UPM Archives)