Frescos in the main hall of the Chehel Sotoun in Isfahan

Chehel Sutun, Chihil Sutun, Cehel Sotun, Čehel Sotūn

Shah Abbas II receives Nader Mohammad Khan

Shah ʿAbbās II with the Uzbek ambassador




Battle of Chaldiran

Shah Esmāʿīl’s triumph over the Janissary aga at the
battle of Čālderān



Shah Tahmasp receiving the exiled Emperor Humayun

Shah Ṭahmāsb I (930-84/1524-76) receiving
Homāyūn from India



Shah Abbas I receiving Vali Nadr Muhammad Khan

Shah ʿAbbās I with Walī Moḥammad Khan,
Uzbek ruler of Turkistan

Nadir Shah Defeats Moghuls at the Battle of Karnal

Nāder Shah’s victory over the
Mughal emperor Moḥammad of India (1152H/1739AD)

Battle of Taher-Abad

The victory of Esmāʿīl I (907-30/1501-24)
over the Uzbek Šaybānī Khan

photos by youngrobv

The niches in the centre of the eastern and western walls are completely filled with two battle scenes painted in the Qajar period (18th century).
The other four scenes were added earlier, some twenty years after the completion of the building in 1647.



See also:
Persian Musketeers of the Chehel Sotoun
Dr. Kaempfer's Album of Persian Costumes and Animals, 1684-5 (including musketeers & cavalry)
Persians and other easterners by George Gush
Battle Of Chaldiran 1514 by Prof. Dr. Nazeer Ahmed
Nadir Shah Invades India
Persia Illustrations & Articles
Other 17th Century Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers
Index of Illustrations of Costume & Soldiers