The Fountain of Ahmed III

The Fountain of Ahmed III (HM1LCC)

Location: , İstanbul 34122 Fatih
Country: Turkey
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N 41° 0.487', E 28° 58.878'

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III. Ahmed Çeşmesi

English: The Fountain was constructed by Mimar Ahmed Aga on the order of Ahmed III following the recommendation of Nevsehirii Damat
Ibrahim Pasha, replacing a Byzantine fountain named Perayton. The fountain which is one of the most beautiful samples of Turkish rococo style was constructed in 1729.

The fountain had a square plan with rounded edges.The fountain with its taps at the edges was covered by a timber canopied roof. The domes that were seen from the outside on the upper cover were only made for the view. The encomium of fourteen quatrains by the poet Seyyid
Huseyin Vehbi bin Ahmed who was also the Qadi of Kayseri and Halep, was written on the fountains and taps on each sides by ta'lik script. There was a course with muqarnas on the upperside with another tile course held onto it.These tiles included both classical patterns and European patterns such as the tulip and acanthus leaves.





Turkish: lll. Ahmet Çeşmesi, Nevşehirli Damat İbrahim Paşa'nın önerisiyle III. Ahmet tarafından Perayton isimli bir Bizans çeşmesinin yerine Mimar Ahmet Ağa'ya yaptırılmıştır. Türk rokoko tarzının en güzel örneklerinden olan çeşmenin yapım tarihi 1729'dur.

Çeşme köşeleri yumuşatılmış kare bir plandadır. Köşelerde sebiller bulunan
çeşme, üzeri ahşap saçaklı bir çatı ile kapatılmıştır. Üst örtüde dıştan görülebilen kubbeler sadece görünüm amacı ile yapılmıştır. On dört kıtalık Kayseri ve Halep kadısı şair Seyyit Hüseyin Vehbi bin Ahmet'e ait kaside, sebillerin ve her kenarda bulunan çeşmelerin üzerine ta'lik hatla yazılmıştır. Üstte mukarnaslı bir kuşak, onun üzerinde de çini bir kuşak yer almaktadır. Bu çiniler hem klasik motifleri hem de lale ve akantüs yaprakları gibi Avrupai motifleri ihtiva etmektedir.


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HM NumberHM1LCC
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Placed ByIstanbul Büyükşehir Belediyesi (Istanbul Metropolitan Municipality)
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Date Added Friday, June 26th, 2015 at 2:02pm PDT -07:00
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Locationbig map
UTM (WGS84 Datum)26T E 333385 N 4541548
Decimal Degrees41.00811667, 28.98130000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 41° 0.487', E 28° 58.878'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds41° 0' 29.22" N, 28° 58' 52.68" E
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Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling East
Closest Postal AddressAt or near İshak Paşa Cd., İstanbul 34122, TR
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