Fountain at the 3nd precinct of Acrocorinth, situated inside the third enceinte, close to the church of Ag. Dimitrios.

Acrocorinth castle: fountain situated inside the third Gate close to the hamam and the mosque (Google earth).

The fountain stands at the area of the former Muslim quarter of the northern Acrocorinth slopes, close to the Fetihye mosque, the hamam located in the inner area of the third Gate and opposite of Ayios Demetrios Venetian church. The general form of the masonry structure shows the characteristic features, which are applied to a common type of Turkish çeşme, like the Haçi Mustafa (Josef the Taylor’s çeşme) and the Anaploğa fountains.
Its collective tank was covered by a barrel vault, that has though collapsed. A small maintenance window is found at the northern, as well as another one at the eastern flank.
The four-sided fountain presents a 4,85 meter long façade of limestone, built with small porous stones of unequal dimensions. An arch must have crowned the main façade of the fountain (the fountain may have been crowned with a low pointed arched contour), as a row of voussoirs –as well as the arch’s imposts, suggest. Part of this arch though survives till today. Two small (0,40 and 0,30 m. long) shallow niches decorate the main façade of the fountain, presenting ogee arched contours.
There is no indication of the central spout, neither of the fountain’s basin (kurna), since a large part of the façade has collapsed.
Fountain outside of the third Gate Mekteb building


Sources

Athanasoulis Demetrios, To Κάστρο Ακροκορίνθου και η ανάδειξή του (2006-2009), 25η Εφορεία Βυζαντινών Αρχαιοτήτων, Hellenic Ministry of Culture Publication, Ancient Corinth 2009, p. 112-113.
Koumoush Anastasia, Ακροκόρινθος, εκδ. Τ.Α.Π., Αthens 2008, p. 33.

Eleni I. Kanetaki

The fountain located close to the Fetihye mosque and the hamam.The four-sided fountain presents a 4,85 meter long façade of limestone, built with small porous stones of unequal dimensions.An arch must have crowned the main façade of the fountain (the fountain may have been crowned with a low pointed arched contour).The fountain's collective tank was covered by a barrel vault, that has though collapsed. lA small maintenance window is found at the northern, as well as another one at the eastern flank. Two small niches decorate the fountain's main facade.



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