Art of the Americas to World War I
By hammer and fire (a martillo y fuego), Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians © Trustees of the British Museum. Created by British Museum.
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- Were these thin metal objects typically made to be jewelry? What was their purpose?(5 votes)
- Can anyone theorize (or know) why the very last object shown, the rightmost in the line, strongly resembles Celtic goldwork?(2 votes)
- It's probably a coincidence - the cultures were worlds apart. Another coincidence is that both the Egyptian and Mesoamerican cultures built pyramids, without any knowledge of one another.(1 vote)