Norfolk Museums Collections

Prestige and Power

Humans have sought for years to find ways of displaying their wealth and position to others, explore this section to see how the objects of prestige have changed while the goals have not. Objects and artworks can convey status and prestige. Prestigious objects can be found in almost every culture in the world. This can be expressed through articles worn on the body, or displayed in a place of importance. Through ownership of such objects, status is bestowed, and a person deemed more than him or herself.