Aurum — bright, precious, noble, non-oxidizing, shiny, solar. Gold — the Sun, the symbol of the Sun, the metal of the Sun. Hallmark of harmony: the Golden ratio, the Golden rule, the Golden mean. Gold is the highest value, the alchemists, who sought not gold - metal (gold — gold not mobile), but to eternal life, not to transform the inferior metals into gold, and to the ennoblement of life, "the case of the Sun." In alchemy (more intimate than a "protoscientific" knowledge of) gold — the highest degree of spiritual development of Gold — the best known of the noble metals and one of the rarest elements in the earth's crust. Gold in the ancient history, the identity of the gods, endowed with divine origins (allocation of Marduk and Quetzalcoatl), and therefore served as an object of worship. The Pharaoh was the son of God himself was a deity. The Emperor of the Toltecs, Mayans, Aztecs, Incas — they were gods. Sacralization of gold is seen as a sustainable element of the consciousness of ancient man. But in subtle and profound souls of gold properties caused different attitude. In-context images are for display purposes. Refer to the dimensions section for the actual size of the painting. It's just "photoshop" it onto the wall (interior design is not author's).