Sunday, 02 February 2020 20:54
Ayse Sultan Fountain
Ayşe Sultan Fountain
The Ayşe Sultan Fountain is located on Imrahor Street, in front of the Imrahor Mosque in Üsküdar. It was built upon the order of Ayşe Sultan, a daughter of Sultan Murat III (1546-1595). The historical inscription that is found on the facade of the fountain is a verse written in celi sulus script. It reads: “Pure water of the fountain of life 1007.”
The most charming element of the structure which preserves traces of Ottoman architecture from the Classical period is the red and white paneled arch. This arch is decorated with palmated rosettes that are tiered with a slight arch molding. By incorporating these techniques, the aesthetic image of the structure was reinforced. This outstanding Ottoman fountain and its facade decorated with plant motifs were actively used until 1940. In the following years, the water of the fountain was provided from the city’s water network.
Published in Istanbul Fountains