PHILLIPPINE ANCESTRAL GOLD.; Edited by: Florina H. Capistrano-Baker; Essays by Florina H. Capistrano-Baker, John Guy, John Miksic; Contributions by Jamie Kelly, Warren Peterson, Ditas R. Samson
Makati City, Philippines: Ayala Museum; Nus Press Singapore, 2011. color, b/w & duotone plates, ports., facs., maps, bibliographical references, gloss., cat., ind., color pict. boards. Item #100909
This volume situates in historical context more than 1,000 gold objects recovered in the Philippines from the 1960s to 1981. Many of these treasures were found in association with 10th- to 13th-century Chinese export ceramics. Similarities in form and iconography with objects from other Southeast Asian cultures affirm regional affinities and inter-island trade networks that flourished in the region before regular contact with the Western world. Over 400 full-color photographs of a spectacular array of golden sashes, necklaces, pectorals, diadems, earrings and finger rings, bracelets, anklets, as well as ritual vessels and ceremonial weapons document the adornments and implements of elite individuals in pre-colonial Philippine society. The authors examine the archaeological, historical and art historical implications of this important collection, which has never before been publicly exhibited nor published. No records in OCLC.