This was at the Government Museum, Madurai, which is located in one corner of the Gandhi Memorial. While everyone in Madurai seems to know the Gandhi Museum in the memorial, few know that the complex also houses this government museum. It was only thanks to @sudhageee that I even looked for it!
While the Gandhi Museum is all about the freedom struggle and houses a few items used by Gandhiji, as well as the dhoti he was wearing when he died , the Government Museum houses all sorts of relics from across Madurai... From burial urns, pottery, coins, stuffed animals, plaster replicas like this dinosaur, to assorted reptiles preserved in Formalin. And yes, there are a few Bronzes too, in a sad state behind dusty glass, and these sculptures, placed outside, facing the brunt of the weather.
The museum is badly maintained, with the staff not even bothering to hide their indifference. While I have come to expect nothing else at Government Museums like this, I am still taken aback at the complete lack of interest, even by the Curators, who place plaster dinosaurs amidst priceless ancient artefacts!
Santhome Basilica was one of those churches I had never entered, but today we did and paid our respects to Saint Thomas who is buried there. And we wound up the day with getting drenched on the beach of course ! #summertrip #Summer2016
However what I found most interesting are the horses, elephants and their handlers at the bottom.... See how they are shown so much smaller than all the others? A clear statement of hierarchy? Or just artistic technique to add additional characters?
The museum at Pudukottai In Tamilnadu was a surprise, with a small and simple facade giving us no idea of how big the museum actually was. The museum has some treasures, like this painting, as well as sculptures found in the region... Longer post on the blog soon.
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