The Dome of the Rock in Jerusalem. A Description of its Structure & Decoration.

Richmond, Ernest Tatham.

Book ID: 24524


Large 4to. x, 111 pp., half-title, colour frontispiece, 91 plates and illustrations, mostly photographic, a few in colour, some folding, publisher's original green cloth, faded and rubbed round edges, title gilt on spine, vignette in Arabic within Islamic decoration (QUBBAT AL-SAKHRA, AL-QUDS AL-SHAREEF) on title page and in gilt on upper cover, lower joint split, previous owner’s inscription on front fly leaf, otherwise copy inside clean & in very good condition, The Clarendon Press, Oxford, first edition, 1924.


The Dome of the Rock is one of the oldest Islamic monuments still standing today. It has a grandiose monumental form representing one of a small number of buildings in the Islamic world that may be chronicled as part of the creation and formation of an Islamic art in general. It is located at the centre of the Haram al-Sharif in Jerusalem. This is an important study on the Dome of the Rock by a leading specialist in Islamic arts. The work discusses the character and condition of the structure, the external decoration, the lead covering the Dome and the roof between the Drum and the Octagon wall, the internal decoration, the original window and traces of former mosaic covering to the outer walls, the porches, and the inscriptions on the tiles.
Bibliographic reference: Creswell 425.

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