Corinth Monument: Hadji Mustafa
Collection:   Corinth
Type:   Monument
Name:   Hadji Mustafa
Description:   Hadji Mustafa is the popular name of a fountain at the base of Acrocorinth. The fountain consists of a cistern for collecting water from the nearby spring and an arched facade built of limestone and reused marble elements. A three line inscription records the benefaction: “Joseph the Tailor ordered the construction of this for flowing water entirely at his own expense, for the love of God, let him be exalted, and desiring to please the merciful Lord, in the nine hundred and twenty first year [of the Hejira (A. D. 1515)]” (translation by Pierre MacKay). The water comes from a small-yield spring nearby.
Site:   Acrocorinth
City:   Ancient Corinth
Country:   Greece
References:   Publication: MacKay, Hesperia 36.2, 1967
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