The Crescent on the Temple: The Dome of the Rock as Image

The Crescent on the Temple: The Dome of the Rock as Image of the Ancient Jewish Sanctuary The Crescent on the Temple elucidates how the Dome of the Rock came to stand for the Temple of Solomon in Christian, Muslim, and Jewish art That Temple, represented as the Muslim shrine, is often surmounted by a crescent


About the Author: Pamela Berger

Professor Berger is a filmmaker who has written, produced, and or directed three feature films Sorceress is about a medieval woman who is accused of being a heretic but is actually a healer It was shot in both English, Sorceress English Language Version , and French, as Sorceress French with English Subtitles Both versions are now available on DVD The second film, which she wrote, produced and directed, is The Imported Bridegroom It s a comedy set in Boston in 1900 about a father who tries to find, back in the Old Country, a perfect bridegroom for his Americanized daughter She takes one look at the boy he brings back and is appalled This film is also in DVD The third film, Killian s Chronicle The Magic Stone, is about an Irish slave who escapes from a Viking ship and is rescued by Native Americans five hundred years before the arrival of Columbus.Professor Berger teaches Medieval Art, from 300 CE through 1425 Her special interest is Iconography, i.e., the meaning of the image in the context of its time, and most of her research deals with iconographic interpretation.



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