Tuesday, February 13, 2018

PRIVY CHAMBER OF SULTAN AHMED I

Sultanahmet, Fatih - Istanbul - Turkey

Topkapı Palace Museum / Harem



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The Privy Chamber of Sultan Ahmet I (I. Ahmed Has Odası) was built in 1608 in front of the Privy Chamber of Sultan Murat III. It is a domed dwelling in cut-stone erected on high-arched buttresses, attributed to the chief architect of the period (the above-mentioned) Sedefkâr Mehmet Agha.

Richly decorated with İznik glazed tiles. The cabinet doors, the window shutters, a small table and a Qur'an lectern are decorated with nacre and ivory.

The entrance is highlighted through a high-arched ceiling coated with plain green tiles. Window shutters and cabinet doors are inlaid with nacre, tortoiseshell and ivory. 

The window on the left hand side was converted at the beginning of the 18th century into a doorway giving access to the Fruit Room of Sultan Ahmet III.  The walls are covered with predominantly green coloured Iznik tiles.

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