05 October 2016

Gold across the seas

After devoting an exhibition to jewelry from the countries along the Silk Route, the Baur Foundation now focuses on those along the seafaring routes from Arabia to Insulinda (the East Indies). Over three hundred archaeological and ethnic jewelry pieces, mostly in gold, lead the imagination from the long lines of caravans and to the ports where spices were once bought and sold.

Jewels of the Distant East” – Until February 26th, 2016

  • Gold wedding necklace - India, 19th‐20th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

  • Gold crown - Indonesia, 19th-20th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

  • Bracelets made of gold and gemstones - Indonesia, 8th-10th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

  • Lamba frontal jewel, made of brass - Indonesia, 19th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

  • Amulet pendant made of gold and rock crystal - Cambodia, end of the 11th-12th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

  • Kaffat frontal or Bedouin pectoral made of gold, turquoise, pearls and cotton - Saudi Arabia, 19th-20th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

  • Wedding necklace made of gold, diamonds and silk - India, 19th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

  • Necklace with a thali pendant, made of gold and cotton - India, 19th-20th century © Private collection / Mauro Magliani

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