April 03, 2006

Karnataka Government Museum

Established in 1865, the museum houses sculpture from the Hoysala, Nolamba and Gandhara periods. Also on view are antiquities from Mohenjodaro and terracotta from Mathura. The painting section includes miniature paintings from the Rajasthani and Pahari schools. there are also traditional paintings from the Among the miscellaneous items are ivory carvings and inlay work, sandal-wood caskets and other ohjeci-and arms and armoury.

This is all u get from the web. Chennai Museum is much better. It has a dedicated website.

The Museum is equally disappointing with few statues in one block, few neolithic, mohenjadaro, Arikamedu remains. There is a huge section of Tanjore paintings & moghul paintings.

The huge Burmese bell, Mayil Veena (Peacock shaped veena), soldier's armour stood out from the crowd.

Felt nice seeing the rich Hoysala sculptures..Really breadth taking!

TheBharat.com has some travel info.

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