Pavilion of the Gentlemen-in-waiting on the Sultan

Persons close to the Sultan who were his confidants and intimates were referred to as musahib (companion). These gentlemen-in-waiting were usually chosen by the Sultan, from among knowledgeable and courteous people, skilled in making sharp witty remarks and conversation.  The quarters built to accommodate these Gentlemen-in-waiting consisted of multi-level cut stone structures. It is known that the Treasurer and the dwarf aghas in charge of the financial affairs of the Harem also utilized these premises. The walls which were covered with tiles in the classical period reached the 19th century, coated with painted plaster. The front facing the courtyard is still partly tiled.