Gold processing has a long tradition in South America. Even pre-Inca cultures created jewelry and religious and symbolic objects of precious metal.
Therefore, the collection focuses mainly on pre-Inca gold crafts. It’s amazing how gold was used everywhere. On the one hand, the bracelets, earrings and corks from the Vicús culture, representations of animals such as lizards and cold cats, as well as Nazca masks.
The works of the Chimu culture are well known. In fact, gold processing peaked in these cultures. It is well known that the ancient South American cultures were ahead of the Europeans in some way. In part, gold work techniques were applied, goldsmiths in Europe until much later, for example, the pouring of ceramic molds.