I discovered this museum July 2013. First I had seen only the sculptures embedded into the compound wall besides the road. Mid October I happened to notice one of the statues beyond the wall, in the open ground. That's when I discovered a bunch of sculptures in the ground. Two of them were fixed into the fountain pool wall. I guess these were collected by a high ranking police officer during British rule.
This arch marks the entrance to police quarters colony. On the right hand side of the road is a collection of ancient sculptures embedded into a wall.
Perhaps these are remains of a Chalukyan temple. The style and design of some pieces are similar to sculptures at Nagareshwara temple at Bankapur and Shambulingeshwara temple at Kundagol.
|scale model of a Shikhara|
|pieces used to form the backrest of Sukhanasi|
|scale models of columns and Rekha Nagari Shikhara|
|pair of Keerthimukha|
|pair of Hoysala style lions flank a row of Shikhara|
|Saptamatrika and Ganapati|
|Jaina Theerthankara sheltered by a seven headed serpent|
|4' tall Vishnu|
|crown seems incompleete|
|rear side of Vishnu's statue|
|lathe turned pillars with square base|
|temple model mounted on a pedestal|
|peacock motif on a lathe turned pillar|
|a pillar with Kannada inscription|
|decorated fountain pond|
A short distance from here is Prashantadhama ~ Durga Devi temple complex of police head quarters and Varakavi Da Ra Bendre's favorite spot Sadanakere.