TITLE

TÜRK SANATI TARİHİNDE KALKANDELEN (TETOVA) ALACA CAMİİ HAZÎRESİ’NDEKİ OSMANLI ŞÂHİDELERİ

AUTHOR(S)
TUNÇEL, Gül
PUB. DATE
December 2012
SOURCE
Turkish Culture & Haci Bektas Veli Research Quarterly;2012, Issue 64, p15
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
Cemetery tradition, which has an important place in Turkish Art has continued till today through thousands of tombstones most of which are considered as works of art along with big dimensioned, monumental architectural structures. As it is known, gravestones are historical documents which transfer information of inscriptions to the present day and provide art history as well as information and material in parallel to the decorative program of its period. Even so, the necessary precision to these works isn't shown and because of ignorance, oblivion and negligence, some of them can't be preserved till the present. Kalkandelen (Tetova) was an important center in the Balkan in the Ottoman Period. The Alaca Mosque in Kalkandelen (Tetova) is the most remarkable religious building in Macedonia because of its decorative features and architecture. Although the graveyard of the Alaca Mosque has a huge area, it has only seven gravestones preserved. In this study, after documenting these art works by taking their pictures and measurements; the material, form and ornamental features of these gravestones were examined in detail. So, a comparison between the Ottoman gravestones in the Balkan and in Anatolia could be made for placing these art works into Turkish art.
ACCESSION #
84699302

 

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