This bronze sculpture weighs twenty tons and is called “The Verse Boat.” With the aid of a computer program, it was created by the Spanish artist and architect Julio LaFuente, who was responsible for many of the beautiful sculptures that grace the city of Jeddah. LaFuente spent six years working on the beautification project of Jeddah, and I must admit, his sculptural pieces rank among my favorites. In Arabic calligraphy, this verse from the Qur’an reads: “And say: ‘My Lord, lead me in with a just ingoing, and lead me out with a just outgoing: Grant me authority from thee to help me.’”
To see more of Julio LaFuente’s amazing sculptures that I have featured in previous posts, click on any of the links below:
The Dallah Fountain
The Holy Koran
The Mameluke Lanterns
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