The Astrolabe Sculpture


Here is another sample of the public art that graces the cityscape of Jeddah. This one is made of bronze and it is a two piece sculpture called the Astrolabe. I was not able to find out who the artist was, but I do rather like it.

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American woman now living in hubby's homeland of Saudi Arabia
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13 Responses to The Astrolabe Sculpture

  1. Noordin says:

    Based on the information that I have, the two-piece sculpture represents an astrolabe – an early form of sextant.

  2. Jacob says:

    I’m sorry, but this is just plain stupid! We do live in the 21st century, not the 15th. It’s another example as to how religion is mostly about control.

    • I think your comment was meant for the next post with the price stickers plastered over the faces of the boxes of women’s hair dyes… I didn’t think this piece of art would provoke such an outcry from you, Jacob! LOL

  3. Elle says:

    Beautiful sculpture!
    There are countless other beautiful ones along the corniche. Its a shame that women can’t really ride their bikes in their abbayas – it’s a gorgeous view :p

  4. Geogypsy says:

    Seems like a contrast between mechanical and more natural.

  5. Gerald says:

    Very postmodern methinks.

  6. B Squared says:

    The public art all seems to be huge. I wonder why that is?

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  8. Fishing Guy says:

    Susie: Very artsy, it is beautiful.

  9. I love sculptures and I think it’s great that Jeddah has so many wonderful art pieces around town!

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