‘This picture was brought to my attention by a reader and I think is just too clearly the probable model concept for the nasty Olympic Orbit monstrosity.
For many reasons.
First of all, this sculpture on Mt. Nebo in Jordan is strikingly similar, from the high looping lattice work and its serpentine motion. Not only is the sculpture laden with symbolism, this is the site where the Biblical Moses supposedly was stopped by Jehovah for his earlier loss of temper. He was only allowed to gaze upon the “promised land” and it was here he was supposed to have died while the others entered.’