Keralam has for you a range of exhibits that would make you familiar with the many facets of the land like its people, traditions, lifestyle, art, trade and many more.
Some of the exhibits awaiting you attention in the museum are:
Bhoothagana, 16th Century
This stone sculpture of the servant of Lord Siva is a rare piece and shows the Udara Mukha Gana (face in the stomach) complete with the thrisoolam (trident) and the simhakundalam (lion-shaped ear ornaments).
Burial Accompaniments, 1000 BC to 500 AD
Belonging to the Iron Age, this jar and bowl are characterised by a black and red tinge imparted by a unique burning method. These were collected from the rock-cut caves at Kuruvettur, Kozhikode.
Roman Dinari, early centuries of the Common Era
Proof of Kerala's maritime contacts with the Roman Empire - coins collected from the Eyyal Horde found in 1948.
Brahma, 14th Century
This wooden sculpture is a fine example of Kerala's expertise in wood carving. A 'Devakoshta' figure (bracket figure that adorns temples, but not worshipped), here Brahma is seen in the Dhyana Mudra.
Ganapathy (L) & Vanasastha (R), 17th Century
murals from the Pundarikapuram Temple, Thalayolaparambu, Kottayam.
Yoga Narasimha Murthy, 14th Century
This Devakoshta figure of Narasimha, an incarnation of Lord Vishnu, was obtained from the Kulathupuzha Sastha Temple.
Celts, 3000 BC to 1000 BC
Proof of Neolithic inhabitation in Kerala, these stone axes collected from the banks of the Periyar River, are a significant discovery.
Nataraja, 16th Century
This bronze sculpture depicts Ananda Thandavam and traces its origin to the Thanjavur Brihadeswara Temple of Raja Raja Chola.