Cynthia (Xinyi) Fan, Anna French, Adrienne Lee, Jonah Lane
Faculty Sponsor: Rosaline Kyo
Gold has always been considered as an object of value, and this was certainly not an exception in earlier periods of time. Through our virtual exhibition, we hope to explore the diverse paths the use of gold took over the years in Asia ranging from 4th to 19th centuries. We will be overviewing the following eight countries: China, Japan, Korea, Thailand, Myanmar, India, Indonesia, and Cambodia. We have delineated some of the most noteworthy and significant uses of gold within our cultures and assembled them under relevant, descriptive categories. In our virtual exhibition, the viewer will be maneuvered through the following subsections: ceremonies and rituals, royalties and burials, objects (such as jewelry and pottery), and wearables and paintings. By proceeding in this order, we aim to emphasize the use of gold in terms of its versatility, as it branched out of its common realm of royalty and became much more diversely employed in individual countries.