Gold Land Lords: Sumatran Gold in Southeast Asian Context
Thursday, 14 October 2010
Asian Civilisations Museum
Ngee Ann Auditorium, ACM Empress Place (Basement)
Sumatra has been known as a source of gold for 2,000 years, but very few gold objects come from known sites there. In this talk, Professor John Miksec from the National University of Singapore will reconstruct early Sumatran gold art by comparison with objects found in other parts of the region.