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Curving Dragon Door Knob Fixed Between a Lion's Head

Curving Dragon Door Knob Fixed Between a Lion's Head

This picture shows a curving dragon door knob fixed between a lion's head on double doors from the Great Mosque of Cizre. This picture was taken at the Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art in Istanbul. The combination of lions and dragons in Anatolian Artukid art is thought to symbolize the sun and the moon, providing protection to the structure.
Galleries: Doors, Islam, Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum
Keywords: the door of cizre great mosque and its door knobs, cizre ulu camii kapisi ve kapi tokmaklari, curving dragons, door knob, istanbul, lion's head, museum of turkish and islamic art, turkey
Photo Location: Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Istanbul, Turkey
Photographer: Dr. Roy Winkelman
Date of Photo: 05/16/2012
Device Make: Canon
Device Model: Canon EOS 5D Mark II
Exposure Time: 0.05
F Number: 4
Original Dimensions: 3744×5616
Picture Orientation: Portrait
GPS Coordinates: 41°0′22.68″N 28°58′28.42″E
Picture Number: 22752