Beyond El Dorado: By hammer and fire: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians
By hammer and fire (a martillo y fuego) Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians Created for the exhibition...
Beyond El Dorado: From wax to metal: goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians
From wax to metal (de la cera al metal) Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians Created for the exhibition...
Bird-shaped Gold Pectoral from Costa Rica
At home on land or water and in the air, birds are important to art and mythology. They often symbolize the flight...
Body Chain Detail, Hoxne Hoard
A detail of the central jewelled gold body chain of the Hoxne Hoard. The central stone is amethyst and surrounded by garnets...
Celtic Parade Helmet
A Celtic parade helmet in gold with coral inlay, c. 350 BCE. Found buried in a cave in Agris, western France. (Bernisches Historisches...
Chimu Gold Rattle
A Chimu gold rattle, 1100-1470 CE. The figure, with earspools and headdress, represents a member of the Chimu ruling class...
Chiriqui Gold Pendant
A Chiriqui gold pendant in the form of a frog. Costa Rica, 1300-1500 CE. (St. Louis Art Museum, Missouri)
Cibola - The Seven Cities of Gold
In the year 1527 CE, Álvar Núñez Cabeza de Vaca and 600 hundred Conquistadors set sail from the shores...
Coin Depicting Roman Emperor Postumus
A gold aureus coin depicting the Roman emperor Postumus (r. 259-268 CE)
Colombian Gold Helmet
Gold alloy (tumbaga), 500 BCE - 700 BCE. Colombia. Gold was an important material in ancient Colombia. It had...