Photographer/Creator

Chet Smolski, Rhode Island College

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Date

3-1980

Description

This 1980 photograph shows the facade of the outer wall at the Dome of the Rock. The mosaic design is significant in that it does not contain any representational imagery. The Dome of the Rock introduced decorative principles that heavily influenced Islamic art and architecture as it developed in the following centuries.

Notes

Ettinghausen, Richard, Grabar, Oleg and Jenkins-Madina, Marilyn. Islamic Art and Architecture 650-1250. (New Haven: Yale University Press, 2001) 15-17

Rights

This object from the Chester E. Smolski photographic slides and publications, housed by the Rhode Island College Special Collections, and any of its digital surrogates are the intellectual property of Rhode Island College. This digital object is protected by copyright and/or related rights. The digital material presented here is licensed with a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License. This content can be used, shared, or adapted for educational and scholarly purposes. For permissions to use this item please contact digitalcommons@ric.edu. All uses must include appropriate attribution.

Subject Headings

Architecture -- Religious architecture -- Israel -- Jerusalem; Architecture, Islamic;

Country Name

Israel

City Name

Jerusalem

Keywords

dome of the rock, Islamic art, Islamic architecture

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