Picture gallery - Treasures: Allahabad Museum
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Picture gallery - Treasures: Allahabad Museum

A selection from the collection of the Allahabad Museum

books Updated: Nov 03, 2017 18:18 IST
HT Team
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Hindustan Times
Skanda,Nicholas Roerich,Radha and Krishna
Radha and Krishna in the Rain, 18 century CE, paper. Provenance: Bundi Rajasthan.(Treasures: Allahabad Museum)
Treasures: Allahabad Museum, 190pp, Rs 995, Niyogi Books

This volume highlights the treasures of the Allahabad Museum, which has a rich and diversified collection of art, antiquities, firmans, paintings, sculptures, coins, ceramics, archaeological objects, illustrated manuscripts, decorative art objects, arms and armour, textiles, natural history specimens, photographs, prints and personal collections.
The artefacts are displayed in 16 different galleries including an exhibition in the Memorial Hall, in the memory of AK Coomaraswamy, and also in the Central Hall.

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The collection allows Indian visitors to feel a sense of pride in their ancient culture and identity and enable visitors from other countries to appreciate India’s culture and its values. *

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*All copy from Treasures: Allahabad Museum

Ecstasy by Nicholas Roerich, Canvas, tempera, 20th century CE. (Treasures: Allahabad Museum)
Persian hookah, wood and bronze, 20th century CE. (Treasures: Allahabad Museum)
Skanda in ivory, date not known. (Treasures: Allahabad Museum)

First Published: Nov 03, 2017 18:02 IST