‘Gold’ At The Field Museum

Photo Of Cartier Necklace (© Nick Welsh / Cartier Collection 2006)
Gold Cartier Necklace
This 1959 18-karat gold and diamond necklace by jeweler Cartier of Paris features detachable palmette clip brooches. (© Nick Welsh / Cartier Collection 2006)
Photo Of Cartier Necklace (© Nick Welsh / Cartier Collection 2006)
Photo Of Inca Figure (© Denis Finnin / AMNH)
Gold Inca Figure
A hollow gold Inca figurine from Peru was probably used as an offering and was originally wrapped in cloth. (© Denis Finnin / AMNH)
Photo Of Inca Figure (© Denis Finnin / AMNH)
Photo Of Gold Keris Handle (© C. Chesek / AMNH, AMNH Division of Anthropology)
Gold Keris Handle
This keris (pronounced “crease”) handle found in Bali, Indonesia (c. late 1800s to early 1900s), is an example of the traditional dagger of Southeast Asia. The keris originated in Java as far back as 1400 BC. (© C. Chesek / AMNH, AMNH Division of Anthropology)
Photo Of Gold Keris Handle (© C. Chesek / AMNH, AMNH Division of Anthropology)
Photo Of Gold Mixtec Bell (© Craig Chesek / AMNH)
Gold Mixtec Bell
This elaborate gold bell, crafted more than 500 years ago, is thought to depict the patron of fire – Xiutecuhtili. Bearded with two fangs, the deity wears an elaborate headdress and carries a shield. (© Craig Chesek / AMNH)
Photo Of Gold Mixtec Bell (© Craig Chesek / AMNH)
Photo Of White Sox Trophy (© Chicago White Sox / Ron Vesely)
Gold White Sox Trophy
White Sox Trophy The 2005 World Series Championship trophy is one of many Chicago-centric artifacts on display in "Gold". (© Chicago White Sox / Ron Vesely)
Photo Of White Sox Trophy (© Chicago White Sox / Ron Vesely)
Photo Of Colorado Gold (© Denis Finnin / AMNH)
Gold Colorado Gold
This delicate, crystallized gold specimen was found in Leadville, Colorado. Formed from superheated gold-bearing water, crystallized gold specimens like this are extremely rare in nature. (© Denis Finnin / AMNH)
Photo Of Colorado Gold (© Denis Finnin / AMNH)
Photo Of Byzantine Coin (© Craig Chesek / AMNH )
Gold Byzantine Coin
A Byzantine gold Histamenon Nomis coin (1028-1034 AD) with a depiction of emperor Romanus III being crowned by the Virgin Mary. On the reverse, Christ enthroned. (© Craig Chesek / AMNH )
Photo Of Byzantine Coin (© Craig Chesek / AMNH )
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