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Gold Objects

Part of Hall of Mexico and Central America.

In the Museum’s Hall of Mexico and Central America, an exhibition case with multiple small figurines and articles made from gold.

Discoveries of people using gold in South America date back to 1600 BC. The use of gold spread upward to Central America by 200 to 400 AD. Around 800 AD, the Mixtec learned the craft and became goldsmiths for the Aztec.</