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Pudducherry BommaiPondicherry Museum, Pondicherry
This multipurpose museum houses sculpture from Pallava, Chola and Vijaynagara temples. There are Budhha images from Pondicherry/Kirmampakkam and bronzes from the Chola, Vijaynagara and Nayaka periods, arms and weapons. The displayed terracota figures, shards of Arretine and Roulletted ware, amhorae, burial urns, glass beads have been excaveted from the surrounding historic environment.

Also on view are French period furniture, mirrors, lamps, paintings, porcelain, crockery and curtlery. There is a printing press dated 1820, old journals and books which were published at Pondicherry as well as weapons like guns, swords, spears, lances and cannons.

The painting section includes Tanjore and glass paintings, colonial prints and contemprory oils, pastles and water colours.

Pondicherry Museum
rue Romian Rolland
Pondicherry 605001

Timing: 10.00 am to 5.00 am
Closed on Mondays and government hollidays.

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