A woman having wine in solitude. A wall painting from Chehel Sotoun pavilion in Isfahan, Iran, 17th century
Chehel Sotoun ("Forty Columns”) is a pavilion in the middle of a
park at the far end of a long pool, in Isfahan, Iran, built by Shah
Abbas II(1632-1666) of the Safavid Dynesti to be used for his
entertainment and receptions. In this palace, Shah Abbas II and his
successors would receive dignitaries and ambassadors, either on the
terrace or in one of the stately reception halls.
The name, meaning "Forty Columns" in Persian, was inspired by the twenty slender wooden columns supporting the entrance pavilion, which, when reflected in the waters of the fountain, are said to appear to be forty. Wikipedia