The Art of Precolumbian Gold

The Art of Precolumbian Gold

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The Sican goldsmiths retained the emphasis on copper-gold alloys, or tumbaga, and sheet metal. ... On most masks, part of the faceexcept around the nose, eyes, and ears and below the moutha€”was painted red (with a thick coat of cinnabar)anbsp;...

Title:The Art of Precolumbian Gold
Author:Jan Mitchell
Publisher:Metropolitan Museum of Art - 1985-01-01


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