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Oro sagrado. Arte prehispánico de Colombia

Metallurgy was discovered and developed in America in Peru’s central mountain range 35 centuries ago. In Colombia, the origins of metal working go back to the 4th century BC, by which time many societies in the region had fully mastered the long process of a craft that encompassed the extraction of metal, its working and conversion into symbols, its use and, finally, its restitution to the earth in the shape of offerings. In the two thousand years metallurgy was developed and practiced in Colombia (a period interrupted by the Spanish conquest in 1500 AD), a dozen different styles emerged accompanied by some complex techniques, all used and combined in different alloys. The results, in aesthetic terms, were—and remain—impressive and surprising in equal measure.

  • Author: Roberto Lleras Pérez y Efraín Sánchez
  • ISBN: 978-84-96763-6
  • Date of publication: 2011-06-06
  • Language: Spanish
  • Measures: 24 x 21 cm
  • Binding: Paperback
  • N°. of pages: 180
  • N° of illustrations: 253 (Color)

Original price was: 22,00€.Current price is: 9,00€.