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Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock Landmark Bead in Sterling Silver by Carina
The Dome of the Rock is an Islamic prayer house, and is one of the most popular landmarks of Jerusalem. It was built between 687 and 691 by the 9th Caliph, Abd al-Malik making it the oldest extant Islamic building in the world. The Rock under the Dome was the first praying direction for Muslims before Mecca. Next to the Dome of the Rock lies the congregation building of Al-Aqsa Mosque both lie within the vicinity of what Jews and Christians call Har ha-Bayit or the Temple Mount.
According to Islamic tradition, the rock in the center of the dome is the spot from which Muhammad ascended for a night-long journey to Heaven in AD 621, accompanied by the angel Gabriel. There he met many prophets like Abraham and Moses and was given the Islamic prayers before returning to Earth.
Remember your visit to Jerusalem's Dome of the Rock with this 3-D sterling silver bead featuring an accurate rendition of the building. This bead features a 5 mm. interior smooth bore bead hole to wear as a pendant or on a bracelet. This bead is compatible with chains by all the major brands, such as Chamilia, Pandora, Pasha, Biagi, Troll, and Bling. Its measurements are approximately 5/8" tall by 5/8" wide.
This detailed bead was designed by San Francisco Bay Area artist Shani Yokoyama, hand carved by a master bead wax carver, and then cast in high quality sterling silver with oxidized accents. Clean only with a silver cleaning cloth, and do not use silver polish dip. Collect all of the Landmark Beads (see more in the alternative view) to remember your travels.