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Chihil Sutūn (Iṣfahān)
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According to the inscription on the entablature (pīshānī) of the second īwān found beneath a plaster covering in 1326 Sh./1947, alterations to the tālār were carried out, an īwān added with two adjacent rooms and splendid decorations were installed at the time of Shāh ʿAbbās II, which transformed the pavilion into a palace for entertaining ambassadors, holding official court ceremonies and Nawrūz celebrations (Muṣṭafawī, 2/1295; Curzon, 2/23, 32; Blair, 195). The historian Waḥīd Qazwīnī (1…

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Shateri, Mitra and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Chihil Sutūn (Iṣfahān)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 09 June 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000083>
First published online: 2021

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