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Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh
  • Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh
  • Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh
  • Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh
Allahabad Museum, Uttar Pradesh

The Allahabad Museum is one of the largest and leading museums of Indian Art in North India. It was initially set up in 1931 as a Municipal Museum and antiquities from Allahabad District of Uttar Pradesh found home in it. The collection further grew with gifts and purchases of variety of objects including archaeological materials, stone, bronze, wooden and metal sculptures, paintings, terracotta, coins, decorative arts and textile. Moreover, collections on freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Pandit Jawaharlal and literary figures like Sumitranandan Pant were also received as gift or acquired to make the collections rich and varied. Due to the wide spectrum and significance of its collections the Allahabad Museum was taken under auspices of the Government of India and declared a Central Government Museum.

 
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Allahabad Museum, Sculpture

The museum houses a representative collection of stone sculptures from the Allahabad district and surrounding regions such as other parts of Uttar Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Bihar. The sculptures executed during 3rd century BCE through the 11th century of the Christ Era were discretely collected to be a part of this museum. This range covers examples of sculptural art of almost all historical periods that are of any significance to the study of Indian Art. In other words, the Allahabad Museum sculpture collection provides the most comprehensive overview of the Indian sculptural art through the ages.

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Allahabad Museum, Terracotta

The enormous collection of terracotta art of the Allahabad Museum allows us a deep insight into the socio-cultural life of Kausambi and other nearby archaeological sites, examples from where are largely included in this collection. The objects demonstrate a wide variety of themes depicted in clay, ranging from the images of deities to royal couples, mythological stories, common beings, toys, animals, portrait heads and even rare depiction of human anatomy. The objects were recovered from different cultural layers during excavation of Kausambi and other sites in and around Allahabad region.

Collection type: Museums