British Museum announce Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia

. July 5, 2013

British Museum announce Beyond El Dorado: Power and Gold in Ancient Colombia an exhibition on view 17 October 2013 – 23 March 2014.

The exhibition features over 200 fascinating objects from Museo del Oro, Bogotá, and around 100 from the British Museum’s collection. They show technologically advanced and sophisticated goldworking techniques, including the use of an alloy composed of gold and copper, and the use of textiles, feathers, stones and ceramics. These beautiful and detailed works display a level of complex craftsmanship that perfectly marries art and skill, and show the differences in techniques and designs across the region.

The exhibition uncovers the extraordinary metalworking skill of the peoples of ancient Colombia through a unique collection of objects, some of which are being displayed in the UK for the first time. www.britishmuseum.org

Category: Antiquities

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