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Gold in History of Art - Sacred Light

Lotiform Cup, Third Intermediate Period, Dynasty 22, ca. 945–715 b.c.. Egyptian Egyptian faience
Funerary Mask, from Grave Circle A, Mycenae, creece, ca. 1600-1500 BCE. National Archaeological Museum, Athens.
Temple Pendant with Two Birds Flanking the Tree of Life, ca. 1000–1200
Kievan Rus'; Made in Kiev, found in 1842 in or near the Desiatynna (Dormition) Church, Kiev
A holiday in Egypt is not complete without a trip to Tutankhamun's tomb in Luxor, Egypt.
Figure of a Horus Falcon, between circa 300 and circa 250 BC (Greco-Roman)
Buddha, probably Amitabha (Korean: Amita). Korea, Silla kingdom, ca. 706. From the pagoda at Hwangboksa Temple site. Gold; H. 4 3/4 in. (12.2 cm). National Museum of Korea, National Treasure 79.
Unknown Artist. Christ Enthroned as Heavenly King. St Catherine Monastery. Mount Sinai EGYPT. 7th century » Unknown Artist. Christ Enthroned as Heavenly King. St Catherine Monastery. Mount Sinai (Egypt). 7th century
Annunciation, Alexandria or Egypt (?), Syria (?), or Constantinople (?), 8th-9th century, Weft-faced compound twill (samit) in polychrome silk.
Illuminations from the Gospels of Holy Roman Emperor Otto III by the Meister der Reichenauer Schule, c. 990-1002.
Christ Acheiropoietos (Made without hands)
A 12th-century Novgorod icon from the Assumption Cathedral in the Moscow Kremlin.
Three cats: sleeping, reaching into a bird cage, and lifting a mouse off a nest of eggs.

13th. c. MS. Bodl. 764
God as architect of the world from a Bible moralisée, 1226-34.
Madonna and Child by Duccio, tempera and gold on wood, 1284, Siena.
Revelations of St Bridget of Sweden
c. 1400
Illumination on parchment.
Holy Trinity, Andrei Rubrev, 1420.
Joachim and Anna in front of the Golden Gate, Konrad Witz, 1435.
Maria im Ährenkleid 1490.
Buddhist Goddess
c. 1450
Gilt bronze with semiprecious stones
Ancient God of the Vedas
Nepal; 16th century
Gilt copper alloy
The Harmandir Sahib (Punjabi: ਹਰਿਮੰਦਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ), also Darbar Sahib (Punjabi: ਦਰਬਾਰ ਸਾਹਿਬ, Punjabi pronunciation: [dəɾbɑɾ sɑhɪb]) and informally referred to as the "Golden Temple", is a prominent Sikh Gurdwara located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India. It was built by the fourth Sikh guru, Guru Ramdaas Sahib Ji, in the 16th Century. In 1604, Guru Arjun completed the Adi Granth, the holy scripture of Sikhism, and installed it in the Gurudwara
Abraham Janssens- The Agrippine Sibyl Netherlands (c. 1575)
Two Lovers - Reza Abbasi, 1630
Youth reading - Reza Abbasi, 1626
Large Dish with Bamboo and Vine Design
Hizen ware, aode-Kutani type; porcelain with overglaze enamels
Edo period, circa 1650
Johannes Vermeer, The Milkmaid, 1658–1660.
Portrait of Lama
18th century, Qing
Gilt bronze
The Div Akvan Throws Rustam into the Sea
An Illustration to the Shahname of Firdausi
Kashmir or Mughal Delhi, India
early 19th century
Vishnu Vishvarupa
approx. 1800–1820
India; Rajasthan state, former kingdom of Jaipur
Opaque watercolor and gold on paper

Victoria and Albert Museum, London, Given by Mrs. Gerald Clark, IS 33–2006.
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