Dormitory of Privy Chamber/Sultans Portrait

The Privy Chamber was converted into accommodation for the officials of the Mantle of Felicity in the second half of the 19th century by adding a vault to the colonnades of the Privy Chamber in the Enderun courtyard, and walling them off. The columns, dome and stone walls inside the building date from the reign of Mehmed II (1441-1446/1451-1481).  Currently the ward is being used as exhibition space for the collection of the Portraits of the Sultans.