Status of monument -> National monument
Pursuant to Article V para. 4 of Annex 8 to the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and Article 39 para. 1 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission for Preservation of National Monuments, at a session held on 21 January 2003 the Commission adopted a
D E C I S I O N
The historic monument of the old or Hafizadić drinking fountain in Jajce is hereby designated as a National Monument of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the National Monument).
The National Monument is located on cadastral plot no. 980/1, cadastral municipality Jajce I, Municipality Jajce, Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The provisions related to protection and rehabilitation measures set forth by the Law on the Implementation of the Decisions of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments, established pursuant to Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of the Federation of BiH nos. 2/02 and 27/02) shall apply to the National Monument.
The Government of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall be responsible for ensuring and providing the legal, scientific, technical, administrative and financial measures necessary to protect, conserve, display and rehabilitate the National Monument.
The Government of the Federation shall be responsible for providing the resources needed to draw up and implement the necessary technical documentation for the rehabilitation of the National Monument.
The Commission for Preservation of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina shall determine the technical requirements and secure the funds for preparing and setting up signboards containing the basic data on the monument and the Decision to proclaim the property a National Monument.
The following measures in particular shall be enforced:
- all works are prohibited other than conservation and restoration works, including those designed to display the monument, with a project approved by the Federal Ministry responsible for regional planning and under the expert supervision of the heritage protection authority of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina (hereinafter: the heritage protection authority),
- the concrete trough shall be replaced by a stone trough
All executive and area development planning acts not in accordance with the provisions of this Decision are hereby revoked.
Everyone, and in particular the competent authorities of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina, the Canton, and urban and municipal services, shall refrain from any action that might damage the National Monument or jeopardise the protection and rehabilitation thereof.
The Government of the Federation, the Federal Ministry responsible for regional planning, the Federation heritage protection authority, and the Municipal Authorities in charge of urban planning and land registry affairs, shall be notified of this Decision in order to carry out the measures stipulated in Articles II to V of this Decision, and the Authorized Municipal Court shall be notified for the purposes of registration in the Land Register.
The elucidation and accompanying documentation form an integral part of this Decision, which may be viewed by interested parties on the premises or by accessing the website of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments (http://www.aneks8komisija.com.ba).
Pursuant to Art. V para 4 Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, decisions of the Commission for Preservation of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina are final.
This Decision shall enter into force on the date of its adoption and shall be published in the Official Gazette of BiH and the Official Gazette of the Federation of Bosnia and Herzegovina.
This Decision has been adopted by the following members of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments: Zeynep Ahunbay, Amra Hadžimuhamedović, Dubravko Lovrenović, Ljiljana Ševo and Tina Wik.
4 March 2003
Chairman of the Commission
E l u c i d a t i o n
I – INTRODUCTION
Pursuant to Article 2, paragraph 1 of the Law on the Implementation of the Decisions of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments, established pursuant to Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a “National Monument” is an item of public property proclaimed by the Commission to Preserve National Monuments to be a National Monument pursuant to Articles V and VI of Annex 8 of the General Framework Agreement for Peace in Bosnia and Herzegovina and property entered on the Provisional List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina (Official Gazette of BiH no. 33/02) until the Commission reaches a final decision on its status, as to which there is no time limit and regardless of whether a petition for the property in question has been submitted or not.
At a session held on 1-2 July 1999 the Commission issued a Decision to add the Old or Hafizadić drinking fountain in Jajce to the Provisional List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina, numbered as 280.
Pursuant to the provisions of the law, the Commission proceeded to carry out the procedure for reaching a final decision to designate the Property as a National Monument, pursuant to Article V of Annex 8 and Article 35 of the Rules of Procedure of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments.
II – PROCEDURE PRIOR TO DECISION
In the procedure preceding the adoption of a final decision to proclaim the property a national monument, the following documentation was inspected:
Ÿ Documentation on the location and current owner and user of the property (copy of cadastral plan and copy of land registry entry)
Ÿ Details of legal status of the property to date as regards protection,
Ÿ Data on the current condition and use of the property, including a description and photographs, details of war damage, data on restoration or other works on the property if any, etc.
Ÿ Historical, architectural and other documentary material on the property, as set out in the bibliography forming part of this Decision.
The findings based on the review of the above documentation are as follows:
1. Details of the historic monument
The Old or Hafizadić drinking fountain in Jajce is located in Hrvoje Vukčić Hrvatinić Street close to the Travnik Gate, below the Omerbegovic Tower.
The monument is located on cadastral plot no. 980/1, cadastral municipality Jajce I, Municipality Jajce.
The fountain was built built in 1262 AH (1845/46 CE) by Hajji Šerifa Merjem hanuma, wife of Seid Ahmed-beg Hafizadić and daughter of the Bosnian teftedar Ahmetbeg Vilić of Travnik, as recorded on the inscription on the lower plaque above the fountain. The fountain was previously located on the other side of the street about 30 metres from its present position, to which it was moved in 1948 in unaltered form. After relocation, the fountain was fitted with a new concrete trough.
Legal protection to date
Pursuant to the law and by Ruling of the Institute for the Protection of Cultural Monuments of NR BiH, Sarajevo, no. 310/53 dated 1953, the old drinking fountain in Jajce by the Travnik Gate was protected as a cultural monument. By Ruling of the Institute no. 02-752-3 of 1962, it was entered in the Register of immovable cultural monuments as number 219.
The Hafizadić drinking fountain in Jajce is on the Provisional List of National Monuments of Bosnia and Herzegovina under serial no. 280 on the Provisional List of National Monuments, under the name old Hafizadić drinking fountain in Jajce.
2. Description of the monument
The fountain is rectangular in shape, with a low pent roof consisting of a large rectangular moulded stone slab. The fountain is of cut stone. Two moulded stone pilasters with prominent stone bases stand either side of the fountain. The bases are set on a stone base approx. 0.50 m in height. A stone slab with an incised pointed arch at the centre and a half-arch on each side also stands on the base. Water flows into the basin from the central arch. The fountain is 1.95 m high and 1.10 m wide. There are two inscriptions over the fountain recording when it was built.
The inscriptions are incised on two stone plaques. The upper, smaller plaque bears a quotation from the Qur’an, and the lower, which measures 32 x 47 cm, has a rhyming inscription in Turkish. This is incised in nasta’liq script in six square fields separated by lines; the plaque itself has a rope-twist border (Mujezinović, 1998, pg. 265).
3. Research and conservation and restoration works
No data is available.
4. Current condition of the site
The site is exposed to specific risks (traffic, pollution, weathering)
III – CONCLUSION
Applying the Criteria for the adoption of a decision on proclaiming an item of property a national monument, adopted at the fourth session of the Commission to Preserve National Monuments (3 to 9 September 2002), the Commission has enacted the Decision cited above. The Decision is based on the following criteria:
A. Time frame
B. Historical value
C. Artistic and aesthetic value
C.i. quality of workmanship
C.ii. quality of material
C.v. value of details
D.iv.evidence of a particular type, style or regional manner
D.v. evidence of a typical way of life at a specific period
E. Symbolic value
E.iii. traditional value
E.v. significance for the identity of a group of people
F. Townscape/landscape value
F.iii. the building or group of buildings is part of a group or site
G. i. form and design
G. ii. material and content
G. iii. use and function
G. iv. traditions and techniques
The following photographs and drawings form an integral part of this Decision:
1.1. Protection zone of the National Monument
1.2. Copy of Land Registry entry for the Hafizadić drinking fountain
1.3. Ruling of the Institute for the Protection of Monuments
1.4. Detail of the inscriptions on the fountain
2.1. Photograph of the building taken prior to 2002
2.2. Photograph of the building taken in 2002
1998. Mujezinović Mehmed, Islamska epigrafika Bosne i Hercegovine (Islamic epigraphics of BiH), bk II, Sarajevo Publishing, Sarajevo, 1998.