is one of the palaces of the medina of Tunis
. The residence is located in the south of the medina, 16 El Mebazaâ Street.
Courtyard of Dar Othman
Dar Othman was built in the end of the sixteenth century (around 1595)
by Othman, dey
of Tunis, who reigned from 1593 to 1610. During the first half of the 19th century, Al-Husayn II ibn Mahmud
transformed it into a provision's house to store supplies for soldiers staying in barracks of the neighborhood. Thus, the palace is also called Dar Al Oula
Afterwards, the residence was bequeathed by Muhammad III as-Sadiq
to his grand vizier Mustapha Ben Ismaïl
In 1936, the palace got classified as an historical monument. It was first allocated to the National Institute of Archaeology and Art (known these days as the National Heritage Institute
). Nowadays, it is the headquarters of the preservation of the medina of Tunis.
The facade of the residence is composed of two lintels
of arch-stone separated by a pointed horseshoe arch
and a wooden pergola
over the door. It also has two Andalusian
style columns in the lower part and two Hafsid
style columns in the upper part.
The entrance door leads to a driba
). The floor is paved with Kadhal flagstones. Walls are surrounded by stone benches. The ceiling, which rises in stages from bottom to top, is decorated with an Andalusian style stucco
The vestibule leads to the courtyard which has only two porticoes
(unlike the majority of the medina's palaces which are surrounded by four porticoes).
Four T-shaped rooms surround the courtyard. Each one of them contains two alcoves
Entrance of dar othman
facade of Dar Othman
Court of Dar Othman
A door at Dar Othman
Decoration of Dar Othman
A tomb at dar Othman
Binous, Jamila (2000). "Dar Othman". Ifriqiya, treize siècles d'art et d'architecture en Tunisie
. Tunis: Démetér. pp. 77–79.
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