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Portuguese church stuff

Portuguese church stuff

Following on from the previous post which mentioned the history of christianity in Fort Kochi I thought I’d share some images from the Indo-Portuguese Museum which has a range of artifacts from the sixteenth century onwards. The aim of the museum is to show the Indo-Portuguese Christian Art heritage of the area. Objects have been donated by various churches in the Kochi diocese. It is fairly small but I enjoyed it. You would only need an hour or so of time to explore it thoroughly.

My favourite items were these old drawings/prints. They are stunning and I spent sometime in front of them. Then there is the usual church paraphernalia such as gowns and crosses an old alter and some jewelery. Plenty of lush textures to admire.

My other favourite thing was a huge carved old door that had come from the bishops house and was carved from Keralan larch dating to around the nineteenth century. It had a magnificent ornate bolt that really did develop an intense door envy in me, unfortunately it would be a bit ostentatious for my one bed flat in Sheffield!