MuseumsTravel- India Tamilnadu- Chennai Museum (2014) By admin Posted on November 25, 2014 Leave a Comment on Tamilnadu- Chennai Museum (2014) Description to be added later Central Museum- Madras Presidency (1851)2nd oldest Museum in India Museum Surroundings Cannon of year 1762 brought from Manila The fruit looks like cannon ball Cannon Ball Fruit Nagalinga Flower offered to Shiva Nagalinga Flower in Close Up Entrance to museum Sign for the museum Sections in the Main Building School Children on Museum Trip Bronze Sculpture- Contribution of South India to World Art Natesa, Tanjore, 9th century AD Subrahmanyar (13th century) Valli (13th century) Subrahmanyar and Valli, Tanjore, 13th Century Paravati-Sivakamasundari-SivakamasundariTanjore 10th-12th Century AD Parvati (10th Century) Sivakamasundari (12th Century) Sivakamasundari (10th century) Bhadrakali (14th century)Place Unknown Thirugnanasambandar, Tanjore 16th century Appar, Tanjore, 15th Century Famous piece in the gallery Arthanareeswarar, Tiruvenkadu, Mayiladuthurai 11th Century Natesar, Madurai, 9th century Famous piece in the gallery Cosmic Dance-Nataraja Mahavira, South Arcot (13th Century) Buddha, Nagappattinam (10th Century) Museum has good collection of ancient coins Silver coin 600 BC Siver Coin- Sangam AgePandyas (300 BC)Fish Image (?) Pallava Coin-3rd-4th CenturyStanding Bull and a ship Emperor Augutus and his sons (27BC-14AD)Silver Coin Chandra Gupta II - Vikramatithya (375-413 AD)- GoldVikrama with bow and arrow and lakshimi on Lotus Notice the small coins and the blown up models in plaster Raja Raja (1012-1062) Siva-Parvati one side Krishnaraja Woodeyar Gold Coin (1799-1858)Siva-Parvati one sideDevnagariscript other side Art Gallery- Portraits of British Officers Lord William Bentick (1774-1839)Governor General and Governor of Ft. St.George Artist-Pickersgill Portrait of Modern leaders-AnnaduraiK.V. Vaidyanathan Auvaiyar, BronzeS.Dhanapal Modern Art-Janaki under Asoka TreeNarasimhamurthy Can you figure this out? Contemporary Sculpture- Melancholy-Sculptor( D P Roy Chowdhury?) Sakunthala lost in thoughts (1901)Raja Ravi Varma's MasterpieceFiber Optic Lighting-first in India Mother preparing vegetables (1900)Raja Ravi Varma Future is ready to know the past Knowing the past is fun! Bye!