Perolli fountain (Prizren)

Status

Type of Protection: Under termporarly protection Date of Protection: 2014-2015

History

Perolli family fountain is located in the courtyard of the house in the north of the Historic Zone of Prizren. According to the inscription carved into the front stone, it was built in 1846, by Fejzullah Spahiu, son of Shuaip Pasha Spahiu, head of Prizren branch of the Prizren League. From the time it was built until now, it served as family fountain. The fountain consists of two main parts: the tub made of white marble stone, oval shape; characterised with arc lines masterfully carved and spaces for water flow; and front part built of the white marble stone with rectangular base and top in the form of corrugated arc. Front stone is distinguished by high artistic treatment, worth mentioning the floral and geometric decoration that ends with a bunch of stylised leaves, built in relief. Besides the stone decorations on the front stone, inscription is carved in Ottoman calligraphy stating the data for the donor and year of construction. This fountain in the shape, size, construction technique and high artistic treatment represents a specific example of family fountains built during XIX century in Prizren

References

Unique number: 004136

Name: Perolli fountain

Class: Monument

Institution: RCCH - Prizren

Location

Country: Kosovo

Municipality: Prizren

City/Village: Prizren

Locality:

Postal Code: 20000

Name of Street: “Sahat Kulla”

Functional type and dating

Type:Arkitektuale - ENG

Period: Ottoman

Century: 19th

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