Statue of Ismoil Somoni
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On his pond-fronted garden plinth, beneath an impressive blue mosaic arc full of stars, Rudaki appears to be taking a curtain call after...
Tall white marble column topped by a golden emblem reminiscent of an ancient Roman standard.
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Statue of Ismoil Somoni information
Dushanbe’s most visible monument to nation-building sees the 10th-century founder of the Samanid dynasty, emerging through a giant crown-topped theatrical hoop waving a wand. Rising behind him the Parchan is a gold-topped white-marble column reminiscent of a Roman centurion's standard.