The halls inside were painted with the rich cultural heritage of the Sultan’s religions and the sitting area or the throne resembled to me the larger than life of the Sultan. The Conqueror, Mehmed in 1453 after the conquest of Istanbul started to build the palace from 1460 and was completed by the end of 1478 (Topkapisarayi.gov.tr). The walls reflected the holy writings of Islam and indicated that there was a very high adherence to the religion followed by them.
The above picture shows the wall details including writings about the Islam religion.
The hall height is more than average indicating the Sultan’s desire of grandness but a strict follower of his religion with submissive attitude. Primarily the Divan served the administrative works, Sultans private meetings with his ministers, with the public to hear and announce important decisions about the realm and rules. The building to me holds an important significance in the entire palace because, it was probably the only place where outside public was allowed to enter and they would perceive the strength of the Sultan by the design and the grandness of the halls designed. The grand design of the hall displayed something beyond its grandness and that is power and influence of the Sultan. To me, it seemed that more than posing a threatening or an intimidating look, the hall actually showcased a more friendly gesture, indicating that if people are right and follow the rules laid down by the Sultan, there is nothing to fear about and justice will be undeniable under the Sultan’s rule.