Topkapi Palace Kitchen

The dome has a handcrafted decoration and is decorated with gilded stylized branch, leaf and flower motifs between interlocking semicircular stripes to give a ribbed appearance. 45-47 of the chapter of al-Ahzab with gilding on a black background around the light lantern. The verses of Sura 1-8 of the chapter of al-Fath are on the strip under the pulley The verses are included. Walls XVI. It was covered with Iznik tiles in underglaze technique dated to the end of the century. The tiles are decorated with spring flowers, carnations, plum branches, mutual peacocks, rumi, Chinese clouds and different stylized motifs on a red, blue, dark blue and white background. In the upper text belt, there are couplets from Bûsîrî’s Ḳaṣîdetü’l-bürde with a white thuluth calligraphy on a dark blue background. There is a baroque-empire fireplace on the wall of the room facing the sofa. The only chimney seen above the flat belongs to this furnace and is used for ventilation purposes today. In the middle of the head of the hearth decorated with rococo motifs, II. XIX of this place from the sultan’s signature. It is understood that it was built in the first half of the century. The throne on the right and left corner of it is the work of Evliya Çelebi’s father, Derviş Mehmed Zilî. During the reign of Ahmed I, two niches were opened on the northeast wall behind the throne to place the cardigan-i saâdet and some items. Later, when the room was completely allocated to holy relics, II. Mahmud, the two facades of the throne facing the room were covered with six silver grids that could be removed and installed. On the upper parts of the panels, which are given the appearance of a lace with intricate branch, leaf and flower motifs, with a thuluth calligraphy, “Allāhümme salli ala nebiyyi’r-rahme”, “Allāhümme salli a Şefî’l-umme”, “Allāhümme salli alâ discover’l- There are expressions such as “gumme”, “Alāhümme salli a ala mukli’z-zulme”, ​​”Alāhümme salli alâ mûli’n-ni’me”, “Alāhümme salli alâ mûti’r-rahme”. While the top of the grid was covered with silvery curtains, it has been removed today. Hz. At the entrance to the room from the hall where the blessings to the Prophet is located, there is a double-winged door decorated with mother-of-pearl and tortoiseshell motifs made by Sedefkâr Vâsıf, the last great master of the Ottoman art of marquetry. There are two windows on the northeast and northwest walls of the room. The door to the Ark, which is now closed, is closed with a glass window, where, apart from the cardigan of the Messenger of God, two swords, bow and starboard are preserved.

Behind the hall with fountain, there is the section on the left that used to be the Has Oda dormitory. From the inscriptions in the rectangular planned room, it is understood that the place has been repaired several times (the oldest is 1027/1618, the last is 1232/1817). IV. It is known that it was covered with a dome during the time of Murad and its walls were covered with tiles. The inside of the dome, which has four windows in its rim, has pendants and arches, with a hand-made decoration mostly with gilding. On the upper parts of the tiles covering the walls, couplets from Ḳaṣîdetü’l-bürde were written as in the Has Room. Room, XIX. It is known as the Destimâl Chamber since it is used for the preparation and storage of the cheesecloths called “destimâl” written in the middle and sides with molds and printing technique to be given to the cardigan-i saâdet visitors after the century. Most of the sacred relics are preserved in this room today.

In the southern part of the circle, there used to be a thirteen-domed portico, starting in front of the Relics Treasure and continuing in front of the Destimâl Room, drawing a zigzag from the outer corner of the hall in the middle. XIX. In the 16th century, the part of the portico in front of the Room of Destination, which falls to the southwest of the hall, was a continuation of the front wall of the hall, but was closed with a thinner (approximately 9 cm.) wall and a new ward was built for the officials of the Department of Sacred Relics. In this modification, the porticoes are left as they are and the top of the front part is covered with a barrel vault and approximately 12 × 23 m. a wide room was obtained. A new portico with eleven domes was created with the addition to the front of this room as a continuation of the outer portico. The two facades of the Mansion Mansion facing the Golden Horn are surrounded by an eleven-domed portico when only four domed blocks continue. The portico was later added to a row covered with cross vaults, and a new terrace and pool were built on this side. On the outside of this wall, there is a fountain giving its back to it. In the middle of the baroque pediment of the fountain II. There is an inscription with the monogram of Mahmud and a ta’lite calligraphy dated 1238 (1823), which praises his services and prayers. The corpses of deceased sultans and princes were washed and shrouded in a tent set under the portico here. The funeral placed in the coffin was placed on the marble bench in front of the portico, to the left of the entrance door of the Hırka-i Saâdet Department, and begged for halal and prayed. At the corner of this place, the marble bracelet and bronze cover well was used for water purposes at first, but later it became a place where the dust from the Has Room cleaning was kept with respect. Entrance cap of the apartment