The Queen's Gallery, Buckingham Palace
Friday, 7 Nov 2014 - Sunday, 22 Feb 2015
The beauty and symbolism of gold, from the Early Bronze Age to the 20th century, is celebrated through 50 items drawn from across the entire breadth of the Royal Collection.
Gold explores the distinctive qualities that make this rare and precious metal an enduring expression of the highest status, both earthly and divine.
Among the most striking examples in the exhibition are the Rillaton Cup, from a Bronze Age burial around 1700–1500 BC, a gold crown from Ecuador that pre-dates the Inca invasion, and an 18th-century tiger's head in gold and rock crystal from the throne of Tipu Sultan, ruler of Mysore in India.
This exhibition will move to The Queen's Gallery, The Palace of Holyroodhouse, Edinburgh on March 2015.