Diwan-i-Khas in Agra Fort
From the small courtyard ahead of Khas Mahal, steps lead up to the Diwan-i-Khas (Hall of private Audiences). Built in 1637, this is a more open structure than its later equivalent at Delhi. Instead of wide piers delicate, twelve-sided columns in pairs, support the roof. The carving and pietra dura work is also superior to that at Delhi. It is said that the royal treasure was housed beneath the buildings.
Set on the same terrace, to the north, is a black marble throne, from which, in private audience, the emperor would receive important visitors, who would be seated on the white marble chair facing him. The inscription on the throne refers to rechristening Prince Salim as Emperor Jahangir. A fissure in the throne is said to be damage received during the eighteenth-century. A hall and the royal baths once stood to the north of the terrace.
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