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Abdulaziz Khan Madrasah

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   Abdulaziz Khan Madrasah in Bukhara was erected in the XVII century by the order of Bukhara emir Abdulaziz Khan (1614-1683) - the fifth khan of Bukhara khanate from the Uzbek dynasty of the Janids - Ashtarkhanids. Madrasah is built in opposite  to the madrasah of Ulugbek and is a pair ensemble with him.
   Due to the richness of the art decoration and its significance in the Central Asian architecture, the madrasah of Abdulaziz Khan has a special place. The platforms are covered in the Kundal technique. This means a multiple painting with gilding on the relief. Also in the exterior finish striking unusual colors. A high portal is remembered by images of fairy birds in the form of semurgus and dragons flying to the sun.
    In terms of planning, the madrasah has a traditional scheme with two floors of hujra around the courtyard and a mosque on the central axis.
     Harmony in the architecture of the madrassah of Abdulaziz Khan is also determined by the unity of the decor in the external and internal decoration. The names of the masters are skillfully encrypted among ornaments: this is the chief court architect Muhammad Salih, calligrapher Mavlyana Muhammad Amin, his son is a master of carved mosaic. The attention of visitors is riveted by the intricate patterns of decorative arches - the iroks in darshan, the mosque and the library. They can be considered for hours, each time getting a new impression and enjoyment from what they see.

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