Panel of Tiles from a Public Fountain (cheshme)

Isnik style, Diyarbakir, Turkey, Near East

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dated 1013 H (1604-5)

Polychrome underglaze-painted ceramic tile

Overall: 77 15/16 x 36 13/16 in. (198 x 93.5 cm)

Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College: Gift of Mr. and Mrs. Ray Winfield Smith, Class of 1918

C.971.42

Geography/Culture

Asia, West Asia, Eastern Mediterranean, Syria

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Building Component

Classification

Near East

Not on view

Inscription

At the top, partially in "mirror-image" writing (Arabic): ya hayy, ya qayyum, wa-lillah al-izza jami'an. O ever-living one, O self-sustaining one, O God, and to God is all power. (pious invocation, first two words from the Ayet-i Kursi in the Koran). Two panels below (Turkish): Zeyn etti bu makami Abulhalim Efendi Omr-i tavile irsun fersend-i ercumendi. Abdulhalim Efendi decorated this place May his descendants live long.

Exhibition History

Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985, Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, September 16, 1997.

Gene Y. Kim, Class of 1985, Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, April 3, 1992-June 22, 1997.

The Here and the Hereafter: Images of Paradise in Islamic Art, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 26-May 19, 1991.

Asian Art from the College Collection, Barrows Print Room and Strauss Gallery, Hopkins Center Art Galleries, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, March 5-31, 1973/74?

Publication History

Blair, Sheila and Bloom, Jonathan. "Images of Paradise in Islamic Art." Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, page 71, cat. no. 5, color plate, frontispiece.

Upper Valley Magazine Preview of the Arts, January/February 1995,Van Etten, Inc., 1995, ill. p. 57

Facing Islam, Dartmouth Alumni Magazine, Hanover, N.H.: Dartmouth College, 1992.

Provenance

Collected by Bonnie Dora Jones Smith (1899-1990) and Ray Winfield Smith (1897-1982), Houston, Texas, date unknown; given to present collection, 1971.

This record was created from historic documentation and may not have been reviewed by a curator; it may be inaccurate or incomplete.

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