Friday, February 10, 2017

SkyWatch: Jeddah's Koran Sculpture

The city of Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is home to hundreds of public sculptures.  Many of the sculptures follow various themes, like science, astronomy, nautical, or religious.  This particular sculpture represents an open Koran, the holy book of Islam, resting on a book holder which is commonly used here in Saudi Arabia.

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William Kendall said...

That is creative!

Susie of Arabia said...

Hi William - Many of Jeddah's sculptures are actually enlarged versions of smaller items. Pretty amazing.

Yogi♪♪♪ said...

Interesting. So much of what we see and hear about Saudi Arabia goes through filters with people or organizations who have an agenda. I'd never heard, except from you, that public art is a thing in that country.

Roohi Bhatnagar said...

Very nice post. Thanks for sharing this beautiful monument. Coming here for the first time from Skywatch Fridays.