Two New Yorkers spend six months 18 months!?! in Bangalore and other places in India.

Friday, September 14, 2007

Indo-Portuguese Museum

Here are a few things I loved at Cochin's Indo-Portuguese museum, which is on the grounds of the Bishop's House. Its exhibits are mainly drawn from things in churches in the area.


Old-fashioned door lock. I believe that the left part is supposed to be styled after Shiva's trident.


Jar with the all-seeing eye, which also appears on dollar bills. I guess it's called the Eye of Providence. I wish I saw more of it.


A ceiling-sweeper made of straw (I think) and bamboo. Not an exhibit, but interesting.


A 19th-century hymn book.


Angels, I think made for an altar.


A chapel, I believe. Part of the Bishop's house.

2 comments:

Cheryl said...

Beautiful blog! Nice to meet you. Freia L. recommended I check you out--India is the subject for much of my writing.

Happy Ganesh Chaturti...

John said...

Thanks, Cheryl (and Freia L.!) -- glad you could stop by.