Sunday, January 5, 2020

Jeddah Sculptures in Al Balad

Across the street from the Queen's Building in Al Balad is a town square with two sculptures featured prominently.  The first one is made of marble and is a representation of an old watering well that provided water to the residents. 

Unfortunately I noticed that this sculpture is now missing several key elements - the water spickets and the cups, which can be seen in this post that I made several years ago. 

The other sculpture in the same area is giant sized replica of a rose water dispenser, called "marash." This vessel would be filled with rose water which would then be sprinkled around the house to make it smell good. 

You can see another really gorgeous photo taken by my friend Abdullah Yahya of this sculpture that I posted a while back if you CLICK HERE. 

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