The Mameluke Minarets

The Mameluke Minarets sculpture is made of copper over a steel frame. Egyptian artist Salah Abdulkarim was inspired by his own country’s Mameluke period designs in mosque architecture. This sculpture occupies a prominent position in A-Bayah Square in Jeddah. Abdulkarim was commissioned to produce many works of art and the beauty of this piece is a fitting tribute to Islamic art.

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6 Responses to The Mameluke Minarets

  1. Arija says:

    These minarets are beautiful, like styelized chess pieces.

  2. Karen says:

    This is fabulous! I love the look of the copper spires.

  3. I like this sculpture. So many textures.

  4. ekantona says:

    wow! i have only browsed a few entries and looked at a few photos, and loved them very much. I sure will come back for more. Here where i live, it is not advisable to take photos of the surrounding, especially in the city.
    You have to be very discreet, or the police will get you 😦
    Anyway, keep up the great job!

  5. Geogypsy says:

    This is marvelous sculpture. It reaches to the sky.

  6. washaw says:

    Reminds me of the castle front to “Small World” in Disneyland. Nice sculpture.

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