From June 21 to September 4, 2017, the Musée Guimet dedicates a new exhibition on how gold is used in Asia. Jewelries for Indian Maharajahs, golden coins from Afghanistan or gold powder from Japan. In total, 113 golden works of art are exhibited, the 113 Golds from Asia!
From June 21 to September 4, 2017, 113 Ors d’Asie (113 Golds from Asia) are exhibited at Paris Musée Guimet. As its name suggests, this exhibition is entirely dedicated to gold. Present in the Buddhist symbolism, Tantric Buddhism, and to a lesser degree in Hinduism and Jainism, the precious metal definitely deserves its place at the Musée Guimet, a museum dedicated to Asian arts.
For thousands of years, gold is seen as Buddha’s skin color, because he would have come out with a shining body, lighting up the world and tearing apart the veil of ignorance.
For this exhibition, the museum focuses on tapestry and sculpture and mention how gold is used in all Asia. Gold powder is used in Japanese, Chinese and Korean sculptures, monetary issues in Afghanistan and for Indian Maharajah’s jewelries. Thus, 113 splendors tell the epic recount in time and especially why it attracts and seduces so much in Asia. The exhibition will also return on the mining techniques and gold manufacturing for a tale as complete as this mineral!
113 Ors d’Asie at the Musée Guimet
From June 21 to September 4, 2017
Location: Musée Guimet
Opening hours: 10 a.m. – 6 p.m., closed on Tuesdays
Rates: €9.5 (normal rate), €7 (18-25 years old), free under 18 and disabled visitors
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