Islam forbids idolatry in any form. In Saudi Arabia, there are no statues of human beings or creatures at all, however body parts are permitted. At the same time, you can see ads and billboards all over the place featuring men, children, and women who are properly covered. I have tried photographing this work of art for quite some time. It is positioned in the middle of divided highway in a grassy area which separates the busy lanes of traffic going in opposite directions. There are actually five galloping horses in the entire sculpture, but I only managed to capture three of them in this photo. Each horse is divided into two parts, front end and back end, with the middle girth missing entirely. That’s why my son has dubbed this sculpture “The Hungry Horses!”
I’ve previously posted other art from the City of Jeddah which adheres to the anti-idolatry policy of this Islamic country. Take a look: The Supplication, The Eye, The Fist, Camel Sculpture, and Tall Camel Sculpture.
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Jeddah, Saudi Arabia, is KSA's 2nd largest city and is located on its west coast, right on the Red Sea. I moved here in 2007 with my Saudi hubby. This journal reflects the things that I see here, life through my eyes, my lens.
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