Marble Throne

Antoine - Ignace MellingEnd of 18th century

İstanbul Research Institute

İstanbul Research Institute
İstanbul, Türkiye

Located in the north of Hasan Pasha Pavillion, on the eastern border of the pavillion’s namesake garden, this miniature pavillion is possibly named after a marble throne that it features. Set on the retaining wall of Hasan Pasha Garden, the structure is assumed to have had a square, domed hall (or, sofa) and a number of divan-furnished liwans that open up to this hall. The liwan on the eastern side (Marmara) creates an oriel that hangs over the retaining wall. The archetypal double-rowed window design of the Turkish housing architecture is used across the façades and the windows in the lower row are furnished with horizontal shutters. The superstructure is comprised of a small dome and single-pitched roof units that pierce this dome. The structure is likely to have disappeared in the 1862 Sarayburnu fire or during the 1871 railway construction.


  • Title: Marble Throne
  • Creator: Antoine - Ignace Melling
  • Date Created: End of 18th century
  • Physical Dimensions: 23,5 x 180 cm.

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