© Lebanese Heritage Museum

Name of Object:



`Ayn Najm, Lebanon

Holding Institution:

Lebanese Heritage Museum

 About The Lebanese University, `Ayn Najm

Date of Object:

19th century

Material(s) / Technique(s):

Marble; mosaic




Water fountains such as these were common in Ottoman government buildings in Lebanon, and were turned on whenever there was a meeting to prevent outsiders overhearing or eavesdropping. This marble fountain is octagonal in shape and is decorated with embossed semi-cylinders on each side. The exterior of the structure is decorated with a mosaic of black, white, beige and brown marble organised in geometric designs. A second, circular level of the fountain rests on this first octagonal structure.

Citation of this web page:

Marie Therese Moujabber "Fountain" in "Sharing History", Museum With No Frontiers, 2020. http://www.sharinghistory.org/database_item.php?id=object;AWE;lb;42;en

Database entry origination:

Prepared by: Marie Therese Moujabber
Copyedited by: Flaminia Baldwin

MWNF Working Number: LB 053

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