Gold Museum

  • Efraín Sánchez Cabra
Palabras clave: Patrimonio, Museo del Oro (Bogotá), Historia, Adquisiciones patrimoniales


On 22 december 1939, the Banco de la República, the Central Bank of Colombia, purchased a 23.5 centimetres high pre-Columbian gold arte fact weighing 777·7 grams that was to become the Gold M useum's foundation stone. Described as a Quimbaya poporo, it is a masterpiece of pre-Hispanic goldwork, an object of beauty whose brightly burnished body and neck, crowned with four sphere-like or naments, rest on an exquisite cast metal tiligree base and which seems to ftoat in a space of its own. The beholder cannot but leap up in amazement, and feel joy and admiration for those who made it.
Cómo citar
Sánchez Cabra, E. (2003). Gold Museum. Boletín Cultural Y Bibliográfico, 40(64), 123–139. Recuperado a partir de