KG004 KHMER GILDED GOLD EARRINGS
Angkor period, 10th - 11th Century
||KHMER GILDED GOLD EARRINGS
Provenance: found at Ta Praya, Sakaew Province, Thailand
10th - 11th century
cast copper covered with gilded gold
(1) Diameter 2.40 cm
(2) Diameter 2.50 cm
Description: Ancient Khmer goldsmiths practiced two distinctly different methods of gilding, a mechanical method called foil gilding and a chemical technique known as amalgam-gold gilding. These earrings are casted copper and covered with gilded gold (amalgam-gold gilding method).
Bunker, Emma C. & Latchford, Douglas . Khmer Gold - Gift for the Gods. Chicago (USA): Art Media Resources, 2008. "Khmer Goldsmiths' Techniques", Page 129.