Depletion gilding (dorado por oxidación).
The gold-making techniques of the ancient Colombians.
Created for the exhibition Beyond El Dorado: power and gold in ancient Colombia at the British Museum, Organised with Museo del Oro, 17 October 2013 -- 23 March 2014
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