Sher-Dor madrasah

Sher-Dor Madrasah, built between 1619 and 1636 imitates Ulugbeg's madrasah. Ribbed domes on high drums placed on opposite sides of the front portal tower over a two-story facade. Islamic inscrip­tions, geometrical and vegetative orna­ment decorate the interior. Tympans of the portal arch are especially interesting. They were decorated with anthropomor­phic oval of the sun and a tiger attacking a fallow deer. That gave the name "Sher- Dor"—"having tigers". The picture had been nearly lost by the middle of the 20th century, and then restored again.