National Museum of India

National Museum of India

      in New Delhi, museum devoted to Indian art history and iconography as well as to Buddhist studies. The museum was merged with the Asian Antiquities Museum to bring the treasures of India and Central Asia together. The collections include examples of art and archaeology, anthropology, decorative arts, and epigraphy.

      The art of painting is well represented with Indian miniatures of the Mughal, Rājput, Deccani, and Pahari schools. The museum has fine old manuscripts, as well as temple hangings, lavishly brocaded saris, weapons set with precious stones, and painted pottery. Antiquities from Central Asia recovered by Sir Aurel Stein include the only examples of mural paintings from Buddhist shrines outside their native countries.

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