Panel of Tiles from a Public Fountain (cheshme)

Unidentified Iznik style maker, Ottoman Empire
Diyarbakir, Turkey
Near East

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dated 1013 H (1604-5)

Polychrome underglaze-painted ceramic tiles

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

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

C.971.42

Geography

Place Made: Eastern Mediterranean, Syria, West Asia, Asia

Period

1600-1800

Object Name

Building Component

Research Area

Near East

On view

Inscriptions

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.

Course History

ITAL 3.01, Introductory Italian 3, Damiano Benvegnu, Winter 2020

Exhibition History

Ancient and Premodern Global Cultures, Gene Y. Kim Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26, 2019.

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?

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

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

Global Cultures at the Hood: Ancient to Premodern, Gene Y. Kim Gallery, Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, Hanover, New Hampshire, January 26. 2019.

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.

Publication History

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.

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.

John R. Stomberg, The Hood Now: Art and Inquiry at Dartmouth, Hanover, New Hampshire: Hood Museum of Art, Dartmouth College, 2019, p. 90, ill. plate no. 21.

Provenance

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

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