Duccio di Buoninsegna

Where in the World? Gold

video still of oil painting depicting biblical scene of Jesus casting out the devil

In this episode of "Where in the World?," Curator Aimee Ng discusses the use of gold in a rare painting by Duccio. Signifying both a sacred realm and material riches, the precious metal has a history intertwined with trade, conquest, and colonization in West Africa and beyond.

Duccio's Temptation of Christ on the Mountain

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