Exhibition on Terracotta Art of Rajasthan, Hawa Mahal

Museum Address
Hawa Mahal Rd, Bari Chaupar, J.D.A. Market, Kanwar Nagar
City
State
Rajasthan
Pin Code
302002
Are there any docents or guides who visitors can directly call to book for a guided tour?
No
When was the museum established?
2016
Main category
Briefly describe the history of the museum, its collection and donors.

Hawa Mahal in Bari Chaupar was built in 1799 AD by Maharaja Pratap Singh. The chief architect was Ustad Lal Chand. Terracotta Art of Rajasthan is exhibited on the first storey of Hawa Mahal, Sharad Mandir. The antiquity of terracotta art practices in Rajasthan date back to Pre-Harappan times. Terracotta objects in large quantities have been unearthed from many excavation sites in Rajasthan including Virat Nagar, Sambhar, Rairh, Kalibangan, Ganeshwar, Jodhpura, Sunari, Noh, Ahar, Nadol, Baror, Tarkhanewala Dera, Chak 86, Chandravati, Binzor, and many more. 

The exhibited terracotta objects were unearthed from Viratnagar, Rairh, Noh, and Ganeshwar. The excavations in Viratnagar included ochre-coloured, painted black, red, and grey ware, coins, sculptures, beads and other archaeological remains. The findings from Rairh's excavations were punch-marked coins, pottery, stone vessels, terracotta plaques, terracotta figurines, bird and animal figurines, iron and copper implements, and beads of different types. The site of Noh had painted grey ware, iron arrow head and spear heads, copper and bone tools, beads, dice, copper bangles, scud, sickle, copper coins, terracotta figurines of elephant, horse, bull, camel, monkey, sheep, peacock, parrot, swan etc as the findings. The excavations in Ganeshwar included mesolithic tools, pottery (varies from red to orange in colour), arrow head, beads, rings, bangles, fish hooks, nails, spear heads, celts and balls made of copper. The display is a mix of all the above mentioned objects and the photo documentation of these archaeological findings. 

Photography
Yes
Videography
Yes
Cafeteria
Yes
Museum shop
Yes
Wheelchair friendly
Yes
Restroom
Yes
Drinking water
Yes
Locker room
No
Parking
No
Information in Braille
No
Workshops/seminars/lectures
No
Garden/picnic area
No
Audio/visual guides
No
Guided tours
No
Library and archives services
No
IT facilities ( Photocopying, printing, computer )
No
Any other facilities
Audio/Visual guidres and Guided tours are available for Hawa Mahal complex but not particularly for the Exhibition
Auditorium
No
Conference/ Seminar hall
No
Museum membership
No
Conservation lab
No
Research lab
No
Who manages the museum?
State Government
Reference Link
https://www.rajasthandirect.com/tourism/museums/hawa-mahal-museum
What is the average duration to see the museum?
less than 1 hour
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Is the museum currently closed?
No
Image for museum exterior/building
Entrance to Hawa Mahal
Gallery Images
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Description of the Image

Interior view of the museum exhibition space.

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Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Viratnagar (Jaipur) 
Period: From 1200 BC to 2nd Century AD
Culture: Proto-historic period to Historical period

Artefact Details:
1 - 8: Northern black pottery pieces of Mauryan period
9 - 15: Potsherds of painted grey ware

Image title
Ancient Terracotta
Year
1935-1936 (Excavation period)
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Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Viratnagar (Jaipur) 
Period: From 1200 BC to 2nd Century AD
Culture: Proto-historic period to Historical period

Artefact details:
1: Snake hood
2: Scrubber
3: Part of votive pillar
4 and 6: Knob with holes
5: Terracotta beads
7: Coll of snake

Image title
Ancient Terracotta
Year
1935-1936 (Excavation period)
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Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Noh (Bharatpur)
Period: Approx. 5000 years BC to 2nd Century AD
Culture: Proto-historic period to Historical period

Artefact details:
Terracotta animal figurines belonging to Shunga-Kushana period

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Terracotta animal figurines
Year
1963-1969 (Excavation Period)
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Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Noh (Bharatpur)
Period: Approx. 5000 years BC to 2nd Century AD
Culture: Proto-historic period to Historical period

Artefact details:
Play discs

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Play discs
Year
1963-1969 (Excavation Period)
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Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Noh (Bharatpur)
Period: Approx. 5000 years BC to 2nd Century AD
Culture: Proto-historic period to Historical period

Artefact details:
Different parts of idols belonging to Shunga-Kushana period
 

Image title
Different parts of idols
Year
1963-1969 (Excavation Period)
Image
Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Noh (Bharatpur)
Period: Approx. 5000 years BC to 2nd Century AD
Culture: Proto-historic period to Historical period

Artefact details:
Mother goddess idols belonging to Shunga-Kushana period

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Mother goddess idols
Year
1963-1969 (Excavation Period)
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Name of the Site: Rairh (Tonk) 
Period: Approx. From 3rd Century BC to 10th Century AD
Culture: Historical period

Artefact details:
Different parts of idols belonging to Shunga-Kushana period

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Different parts of idols
Year
1938-1939, 1939-1940 (Excavation period)
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Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Ganeshwar (Sikar)
Period: Approx. Approx 5000 years BC to 2000 years BC
Culture: Mesolithic and Chalcolithic

Artefact details:
Different types of potsherds

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Potsherds
Year
1981 - 1989 (Excavation period)
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Description of the Image

Name of the Site: Ganeshwar (Sikar)
Period: Approx. Approx 5000 BC to 2000 BC
Culture: Mesolithic and Chalcolithic

Artefact details:
1 and 13: Pottery handle 
2: Terracotta bangle piece
3,5 and 10: Ritual pottery
4: Ritual pottery 
6 - 8: Whell
9, 14 and 16: Lamp
11: Disc
12: Piece of terracotta toy cart
15: Part of terracotta bull figurine 

Image title
Ancient Terracotta
Year
1981-1989 (Excavation period)
Entry Fee
Applicable
Entry fee information
₹ 50 for Indian Tourist
₹ 200 for Foreign Tourist
₹ 5 for Indian Student
₹ 25 for Foreign Student

Entry for children below 7 years is free.
Opening Days
Sunday
Monday
Tuesday
Wednesday
Thursday
Friday
Saturday
Opening Time
09:00 a.m.
Closing Time
05:30 p.m.