amber and gold

navidsalar

Senior Member
Persian
Hi,

In the following paragraph, does amber and gold refer to stars?

"As the sky above grew translucent, streaked with amber and gold, a funerary shroud settled over the City of Lions, a mantle that disguised the approach of armed men."

Thanks

Source: Men of Bronze: Celebrating 10 Years, by Scott Oden (2006)
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  • navidsalar

    Senior Member
    Persian
    Here is the complete paragraph:

    In the blue predawn twilight, a mist rose from the Nile’s surface, flowing up the reed-choked banks and into the ruined streets of Leontopolis. Remnants of monumental architecture floated like islands of stone on a calm morning sea. Streamers of moisture swirled around statues of long-dead pharaohs, flowed past stumps of columns broken off like rotted teeth, and coursed down sandstone steps worn paper-thin by the passage of years. As the sky above grew translucent, streaked with amber and gold, a funerary shroud settled over the City of Lions, a mantle that disguised the approach of armed men.
     
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