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Sher-Dor Madrasah, Samarkand: 6 reviews and 9 photos

  Sher-Dor Madrasah
by Elisabcn

The tympan in portal arch of madrasah is especially interesting: human face, radiant oval of Sun and a figure of the tiger snatching on a fallow deer. That was against all Islamic prohibitions that prohibit the depiction of live animals. The tigers mean the people who study in this medrasah, that try to catch the KNOWLEDGE and the WISDOM represented by the sun

Directions: Registan ensemble

Review Helpfulness: 3.5 out of 5 stars

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  • Written Aug 25, 2007
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