publication . Article . 2003

Gold Museum

Efraín Sánchez Cabra;
Open Access Spanish
  • Published: 01 Sep 2003 Journal: Boletín Cultural y Bibliográfico (issn: 0006-6184, eissn: 0006-6184, Copyright policy)
  • Publisher: Banco de la República
Abstract
On 22 december 1939, the Banco de la República, the Central Bank of Colombia, purchased a 23.5 centimetres high pre-Columbian gold arte fact weighing 777·7 grams that was to become the Gold M useum's foundation stone. Described as a Quimbaya poporo, it is a masterpiece of pre-Hispanic goldwork, an object of beauty whose brightly burnished body and neck, crowned with four sphere-like or naments, rest on an exquisite cast metal tiligree base and which seems to ftoat in a space of its own. The beholder cannot but leap up in amazement, and feel joy and admiration for those who made it.
Subjects
free text keywords: Patrimonio, Museo del Oro (Bogotá), Historia, Adquisiciones patrimoniales, Bibliography. Library science. Information resources, Z
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