The Colombian National Museum - Bogota

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  1. 1. The National Museum of Colombia in Bogota
  2. 2. Meet two of Colombias Greatest HeroesFrancisco de Paula SantanderSimon Bolivar, the Liberator
  3. 3. The museum contains extensive displays of mummification procedures, burial tomb contents, funeral implements and traditional coffins
  4. 4. A burial tomb with its contents
  5. 5. Coffin carved from a log
  6. 6. Funeral Urns
  7. 7. But wait just a minute
  8. 8. If you feel like youre in Prison youre right! The building, known as El Panoptico, was the city prison until 1946.In 1948 it became a museum
  9. 9. Exhibit passage ways were once cell blocks. Individual display alcoves were prison cells. The prison contained upwards of 200 cells at one point.
  10. 10. This was a cell block. The alcoves were prison cells
  11. 11. Some parts of this former prison are even homier than others Ill bet youre starting to feel real cozy now, arent you?
  12. 12. One of the museums first exhibits was this meteorite which fell in the region of Boyaca in 1810.
  13. 13. A museum guide relates the event to a group of visitors
  14. 14. For non-Spanish speaking visitors, the museum offers exhibit information in English on cards posted at the entrance to many exhibit areas
  15. 15. This is one of three examples of a Custodia or Monstrance on display in Bogota. The other two are permanently housed in a vault in the Republic Bank Museum of Art. (photographs of the others are not permitted) The largest of the three, known as La Lechuga consists of 4902.06 grams of pure gold encrusted with 1485 emeralds, a sapphire, 13 rubies, 28 diamonds, 168 amethysts, a topaz and 62 pearls. Precious and semi-precious stones shown in this example include emeralds (green), diamonds, pearls (inner circle), amethysts (yellow), sapphires (purple), and topaz (blue).
  16. 16. Woman photographing a Custodia or Monstrance on display in the National Museum in Bogota.
  17. 17. The Custodia in its display case at the National Museum
  18. 18. Close-up detail of Custodia stem The purple gem stones are Sapphires The green gem stones are Emeralds Pearls ring the stem in four places The yellow gem stones are AmethystsThe blue-white gem stones are Diamonds The Custodia is cast from solid Gold
  19. 19. Close-up detail of Custodia base The purple gem stones are Sapphires
  20. 20. There is a unique collection of African Masks and Drums (Bantu)
  21. 21. Muyombo Mask
  22. 22. A Bantu Ceremonial Drum
  23. 23. Bantu Mask
  24. 24. Nsembu Mask (Bantu) Used in divination rites
  25. 25. Negro Worker in Antioquia (1870) Vicente Restrepo
  26. 26. A set of Dueling Pistols
  27. 27. The woman depicted is Maria de Medicis, born in Florence, Italy in 1573A 19th Century French Renaisance Clock
  28. 28. A Gold decorated sword handle with coat-of-arms and scabbard with a Ruby in the hand guard
  29. 29. Crafted wooden box belonging to Gen. Julian Trujillo (1877)
  30. 30. Gen. Julian Trujillo
  31. 31. Porcelain Pitcher circa 1832
  32. 32. Porcelain Bowl circa 1832
  33. 33. A Strong Box Circa 1600
  34. 34. Paintings, Sculptures and Guns Lots of Guns
  35. 35. Little Guns
  36. 36. BIG Guns
  37. 37. Old Guns
  38. 38. machine guns
  39. 39. Rifles
  40. 40. A variety of antique miniature portaits are on display
  41. 41. Coco (1932) Fernando Botero
  42. 42. Maternity by Miguel Sopo Duque (1944)
  43. 43. Bust of Epifanio Garay Caicedo (1922) by Silvano Andres Cuellar Jimenez
  44. 44. Ceramic mug caricatures of political figures
  45. 45. By 5pm from Tuesdays through Sundays, visitors must Prison Break for home
  46. 46. The National Museum of Colombia in BogotaExperience it for yourself, take the tour Photos and presentation by: Prof. Larry M. Lynch proflmlynch@gmail.com