The Javanese Kingdom remained closed to outsiders for over a thousand years, with only the statues hewn from lava rock at Borobudur displaying the wealth with which the Javanese rulers venerated their gods. This month, the Wereldmuseum in Rotterdam premiered a dedicated exhibition to the splendor of Javanese ceremonial art entitled Gold of the Gods. The installation presents an extensive collection of gold items from the seventh to the eleventh centuries and is on view until April 6, 2015.
Visit the exhibition's official website.
Image courtesy of the Wereldmuseum Rotterdam