Saturday, February 1, 2014

Iranian symbolism

The Iranian art and culture are rich of symbolism. Animals, birds, flowers, objects… here everything has a double meaning, it alludes to something else.

For instance, this bas-relief on a bronze disc portrays a Persian warrior about to kill two lions.

Where is the symbolism, you may ask yourself.

Well, this bas-relief is placed exactly opposite to the main gate of the British embassy, which is decorated with two majestic lions...

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