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Chihil Sutūn (Qazwīn)
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Architecture and Decoration

The building consists of a kiosk with a central hall surrounded by four īwāns (Kleiss, 240–241), and each corner of the central hall features a small room (utāq-i gūshwār) (Amīr Ghiyāthwand, 35). The rooms at the four corners are all dissimilar in terms of their layout, but have matching facades. The interior corners of each room are different (see Fig. 1, Plan), and the central space consists of a twelve-door hall next to the īwāns (Pīrniyā, 285–287). Above the walls of the pavilion o…

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Parhizkari, Mehrzad and Translated by Farzin Negahban, “Chihil Sutūn (Qazwīn)”, in: Encyclopaedia Islamica, Editors-in-Chief: Farhad Daftary. Consulted online on 23 March 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/1875-9831_isla_COM_05000084>
First published online: 2021

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