Browse Items (36 total)

  • Collection: Stefan Hirsch and Elsa Rogo Collection

Letter to Advisees

A letter written by Stefan Hirsch to his advisees regarding proper behavior and etiquette on campus.

Stefan Hirsch Death Mask

This plaster death mask was likely created or commissioned by Elsa Rogo at the time of Hirsch’s death in 1964.

National Museum of Archaeology, History, and Ethnography

This photograph was likely taken at the earlier location of the present-day National Museum of Anthropology in Mexico. Pictured are several pre-Columbian and indigenous sculptures atop black stone pedestals. In the background is a later mural by an…

Tropical (Doodle)

A drawing on a piece of note paper featuring various tropical animals and Mayan motifs.

Seurat Theory (Doodle)

A doodle featuring notes about Seurat and pre-Columbian motifs.

Robes of the Gods

Manuscript of a poem written by Theodore Weiss in response to a painting by Stefan Hirsch.

Iztapalapa Study no.2

A loose sketch from a trip to Iztapalapa, Mexico.

Iztapalapa Study no.1

A loose sketch from a trip to Iztapalapa, Mexico.

Portrait of Elsa

This portrait demonstrates Hirsch’s interest in the Precisionist style. The geometry of Elsa’s face is carefully highlighted as the tension between volume and expression is resolved in Stefan’s demanding draftsmanship.

Snakes at Temple

Playful and mysterious, here Hirsch uses the motif of the serpent among the ruins of a temple, probably at Chichen Itza. The Mayan feathered serpent deity, Kulkukan, was prominently represented throughout Chichen Itza, and Hirsch and Rogo likely…