About Kamal Ebeed's works:
The Egyptian Stick Fighting Sculpture
Kamal Ebeed's "Stick Fighting" represents a popular Egyptian tradition, where participants mock fight in a dance. Ebeed's mastery can be seen in reflecting the technique of diligent conflict and animated movements of the contestants, without losing pace with the viewer's gaze. The magnificence of his figures, and the vitality of the confrontation between them, can be seen in Ebeed's trademark academic vital yet fervent style.
The Lion's Head
The lion's head is a detailed part of a larger than life sculpture which was once part of the field statue of a woman surrounded by three lions representing Egypt at that stage. Kamal Ebeed's sculpture was the winner of the Fieldwork Sculpture Competition for " Al-Gomhouriya Square" (Now known as El Tahrir Square)in 1954, however was not implemented because of the economic state of Egypt at the time.
The Nile (1954)
"The Nile" is considered one of the strongest artworks by Kamal Ebeed, where the artist depicts the Nile as a man with authentic Egyptian features and what appears to be an Ancient Egyptian headdress. This man gifts Egypt with prosperity and splendor with his own hands, granting it with plants, fish and birds.
This grand male figure is surrounded by smaller female figures, representing the many tributaries of the Nile, both literal and metaphorical. Their gaze towards the horizon is a quotation of Ancient Egyptian sculpture, which not only looked towards the future, but paved the way for it.