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Badami Museums

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DIRECTORY OF ARCHAEOLOGICAL MUSEUM, BADAMI

 

  1. Name of Museum: Archaeological Museum Badami
  1. Full Address:  Archaeological Museum Badami, Taluk Badami, District Bagalkot, Karnataka State.                     Phone No: 08357-220157

 

  1. When established: In 1979 it was planned to be sculpture shed to collect and preserve Pre-historic explored materials, sculptures, inscriptions, architectural members of ranging in date from 6th to 16th century A.D., which was scattered in and around Badami.  Subsequently the sculpture shed was converted into a full-fledged site museum in the year 1982.
  2. Staff Strength:

a) Assistant archaeologist
b) Lower division clerk
c) Office Attendant
d) Museum attendant
e) Choukidars
f) Sweeper

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Vacant
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  1. Work Hours:9.30 am to 5.30 pm.

    Badami was the capital of the early Western Chalukyas (Vatapi – adhistana) who ruled from this place during 6th – 8th cent. A.D.  Even during the succeeding centuries, right up to the beginning of 19th century it was an important politically strategic place forming part of the dominions of many later dynasties.  A number of religious and defence structures were built during these periods at Badami.
The Archaeological site museum is located at the foothills of the northern hill containing the northern fort and near the famous Pallava Narasimhavarmman’s Inscription. The museum mainly comprises of Pre-historic stone implements along with the stone sculptures, carved architectural members, inscriptions, hero stones etc., and period wise they range in date from 6th century A.D. to 16th century A.D. 
The Museum has three galleries and an open-air gallery in the Veranda. The museum does not have any introduction gallery. The exhibits chiefly comprise of sculptures of Siva, Ganapati, forms of Vishnu, Panels narrating Bhagavata Scenes, Lajjagauri etc., Gallery III has a scaled model of a near by Pre-historic rock-shelter (Shidlaphadi cave). In the open veranda hero stones, inscriptions, carved architectural members and a pair of impressive dwara-palaka figures are exhibited on pedestals. Presently there are only wall and table (island) showcases. Mixed lighting system is used in the Museum. Focusing lights have been provided in the Galleries. After shifting the office, one more gallery is restored and being organized with epigraphy and architecture exhibits.

7) Total Number of displayed antiquities: 91

8) Total Number of reserved collection: 65

9) Total Collection in the museum (Displayed & Reserved): 156

10) Number and Name of Galleries: The Museum building is specially designed for the purpose of a sculpture shed containing only four galleries an open verandah and storeroom, together providing a total floor area of 4120 Sq. ft. The floor is available for display of antiquities including open verandah is 3960 sq.ft.

Gallery –1

Gallery-2

Gallery-3

Gallery-4

Verandah

15 Objects

22 Objects

Prehistoric valley model with the prehistoric tools and paintings of the Mesolithic period.

20 Objects

43 Objects

Type of antiquities

11)


Stone objects

147

Iron objects

3

Copper objects (coin)

5

Silver coin

1

12) Master piece in the Collection

    1. Lajja Gouri sculpture, datable to the Badami Chalukyan period
    2. Makara Torana of the Kalyani Chalukyan period
    3. Animal figurines like lion, elephants of the Badami Chalukyan period
    4. An image of Bhairavi of the Rashtrakuta period
    5. Krishna Leela,
    6. Kalari Murthy
    7. Tripurantaka 

 

13)Photographs of the main building: Enclosed

14) View of Galleries: Enclosed

15) Photographs of related objects: Enclosed

16)Status of Documentation / Accession: Enclosed
The digital documentation and preparation of CD-ROM pertaining to the antiquities of the Archaeological Museum, Badami is completed during the financial year 2003-04. The required information pertaining to “AA” category of antiquities has been furnished to the Directorate together with the photographs for the preparation of National Register of Antiquities.

17) Any other specific information / suggestion:
Development of the galleries is under process. The old wooden pedestals have been removed and the antiquities have been displayed by constructing stone masonry pedestals veneering with the fine dressed stone slabs for permanent display. Focus lights have been provided for the aesthetic look of the sculptures. Preparation of translides for the selected sculptures is under process. Extension of labels by giving brief introduction about the selected sculptures is in progress. 


   
 
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