Head to Gallery 228
Take a moment to look all around and all the way up to the ceiling. This room is kind of like a stage set. All the pieces are from different places and were brought together to make it feel like a temple.
Listen to what it might sound like if you visited a temple.
Where is this from?
Everything in this room like the carved wood and sculptures probably came from Tamil Nadu in India.
But the room was actually designed and built in Paris, France!
The wooden ceiling and columns in this room were originally part of a room at a temple or a palace. But the sculptures and walls come from a temple cart.
These huge carts transport Hindu sculpture during festivals. Check out some temple carts below!
How’d they make it?
Everything in here is made of wood!
Take a look at the ceiling, can you guess how many panels are on the ceiling?
There are 126 and they all have a lotus design.
If you take a look at two lotuses, do they look the same?
Share what is the same and what’s different.
This guide is generously funded by the
Hunt Family Foundation