gold or golden

bernar3

Senior Member
Spanish, Spain
Hello,

Is it gold or golden here? What's better in this context?

Virgen de los Dolores Chapel, at present, the “Virgen del Pilar” is worshiped in this altar. It is a modern statue carved in golden wood and created in the Sculpture workshop owned by Jose Mª Ponsoda in Valencia.



Thank you
 
  • panjandrum

    Lapsed Moderator
    English-Ireland (top end)
    Normally I'd say something like "gold if it's made of gold, golden if it looks like gold."
    I don't think that helps in this context.
    The statue was carved in wood (probably not golden wood).
    It was then gilded - covered in gold either by leaf or paint.

    So it is a gilded wooden statue.
    Do you need to say that it is carved too? You might.
    Is it a gilded carved wooden statue?
    I think I would try to find a different way to say that - but I haven't thought of it yet.
     

    Dimcl

    Senior Member
    Canadian English
    Hello,

    Is it gold or golden here? What's better in this context?

    Virgen de los Dolores Chapel, at present, the “Virgen del Pilar” is worshiped in this altar. It is a gilded wooden modern statue
    carved in golden wood and created carved in the Sculpture workshop owned by of Jose Mª Ponsoda in Valencia.



    Thank you


    I've taken the liberty of rewording this, Bernar.
     
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