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Goldwork and Shamanism: An Iconographic Study of the Gold Museum of the Banco de la Republica, Colombia
by by Gerardo Reichel-Dolmatoff
Binding: Hardcover, 2nd edition, 288 pages
Publisher: Villegas Editores
Weight: 520
Dimension: H: 0.75 x L: 12.3 x W: 0.63 inches

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The collection of the Gold Museum of the Banco de la Rep blica de Colombia one of the most important gold collections in the world is explored in this anthropological commemoration of goldwork mastery. An essential part of the pre Colombian world, gold was considered by natives to be a sacred element and was thus used by artisans to create offerings presented by Shamans to the Gods as both prayerful sacrifices and symbols of gratitude. Hundreds of accompanying photographs highlight these masterful golden creations.

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