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Est. 1949, Janpath, New Delhi

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Edicts of Ashoka
3rd c. BCE, Girnar, Gujarat

National Museum
Est. 1949, Janpath, New Delhi

Established 15th Aug 1949

Turbaned Male Head, Maurya,
3rd c. BCE, Sarnath, UP

17cm x 14cm x 16cm

Woman in grief, Sunga,
2nd c. BCE, Sarnath, UP

Carving of a Cave, Sunga,
2nd c. BCE, Bharhut, MP

Stone (middle section); 56.5cm x 135.5cm x 25.5cm

Royal Couple with Attendants,
Satavahana, 2nd c. BCE,
Pitalkhora, Maharashtra

Stone; 47cm x 15.5cm x 18.5cm

Yaksha, Satvahana, 2nd c.
BCE, Pitalkhora, Maharashtra

Stone; 98cm x 46cm x 34cm

Salabhanjika (Railing pillar) Sunga,
2nd c. BCE, Mehrauli, New Delhi

Stone; 79cm x 22cm x 24.5cm

Yaksha, Sunga,
2nd c. BCE Amin, Haryana


Asitas visit to Suddhadhana,
Satvahana, 1st-2nd c. CE,
Amaravati, AP

Stone; 191cm x 85cm x 20cm

Vasantasena, Bacchanalian relief
with intoxicated courtesan,
Kushan, 2nd c. CE, Mathura, UP

Stone; 97cm x 75cm x 35cm

Buddha with Naga-Kalika, Gandhara,
2nd c. CE, Provenance unknown

Loan from Meyo College Museum, Ajmer; Stone; 35cm x 47cm x 10cm

Conversion of Jatilas, Kushana,
2nd c. CE, Gandhara

Stone; 90cm x 96.5cm x 9cm

Kubera (god of wealth) Kushan,
2nd c. CE, Ahichchhatra, UP

Stone; 96cm x 45.5cm x 36cm

Ayaga-Frieze: depicting scenes from Buddha's life and the Jatakas (full) Ikshavaku, 3rd c. CE, Nagarjunakonda, AP

Stone (only a section on view); 40cm x 332cm x 18cm Stone (only a section on view); 40cm x 332cm x 18cm Stone (only a section on view); 40cm x 332cm x 18cm Stone (only a section on view); 40cm x 332cm x 18cm

Buddha, Gandhara,
2nd c. CE, Provenance unknown

Stone; 133cm x 51cm x 21cm

Buddha's Life scenes, Ikshavaku,
3rd c. CE, Nagarjunakonda, AP

Stone; 176cm x 89cm x 17cm

Bodhisattva Head, Kushan,
3rd c. CE, Gandhara

Stucco; 24.5cm x 16cm x 20.5cm

Adoration to Turban, Ikshvaku,
3rd c. CE, Nagarjunakonda, AP

Stone; 68cm x 93.5 x 12.5cm

Shiva Vamana, Vakataka,
5th c. CE, Mansar, Maharashtra

Dance and Music group
Gupta, 5th c. CE, Deogarh, UP

Stone; 61cm x 60cm x 34cm

Head of Parvati, Gupta,
4th-6th c. CE, Ahichchhatra, UP

Rama redeeming Ahilya
Gupta, 5th c. CE, Deogarh, UP

Stone; 82cm x 72cm x 21cm

Bust of Bodhisattva, Gupta,
5th c. CE Sarnath, UP

Devaki and Vasudeva, Gupta,
5th c. CE, Deogarh, UP

Stone; 72cm x 51cm x 21cm

Lakshmana disfiguring Surpanakha,
Gupta, 5th c. CE, Deogarh, UP

Stone; 80cm x 88cm x 26cm

Buddha Head, Gupta,
5th c. CE, Sarnath, UP

Stone; 26cm x 16.2cm x 21cm

Yamuna, Gupta,
5th c. CE, Ahichchhatra, UP

Terracotta; 178cm x 69cm x 42cm

Lovers enjoying wine, dance and music, Gupta,
5th c. CE, Deogarh, UP

Lovers enjoying wine, dance and music, Gupta, 5th c. CE, Deogarh, UP; Stone; 34cm x 105cm x24cm

Ganga, Gupta,
5th c. CE, Ahichchhatra, UP

Terracotta; 171cm x 74cm x 40cm

Krishna overturning a cart, Gupta,
5th c. CE, Deogarh, UP

Stone; 73cm x 62cm x 21cm

Scenes from Buddha's Life
Gupta, 5th c. CE, Sarnath, UP

Stone; 105cm x 49cm x 11.5cm

Durga, Maitraka,
6th c. CE, Jhadol, Rajasthan

Stone; 93cm x 49cm x 14cm

Linga showing Brahma, Vishnu,
Mahesh and Surya
,
Gupta, 6th c. CE, UP

Stone; 92cm x 36.5cm x 36.5cm

Flying Celestials, Early Western
Chalukya, 7th c. CE, Aihole

Stone; 133cm x 119.5cm x 28cm

Lintel Showing Navagrahas,
Pratihara, 8th c. CE,
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Stone; 58cm x 180cm x 31cm

Lintel Showing Navagrahas,
Pratihara, 8th c. CE,
Chittorgarh, Rajasthan

Stone; 58cm x 180cm x 31cm

Siddhaikavira, Pala,
8th c. CE, Nalanda, Bihar

Avatars of Vishnu, Pratihara,
8th c. CE, North India

Stone; 34cm x 56.5cm x 10cm

Uma-Maheshvara, Pratihara
9-10th c. CE, North India

Ambika,Pala,
10th c. CE, Sundarban, WB

Stone; 64cm x 36cm x 18cm

Ganesha, Chedi,
10th c. CE, MP

Stone; 60cm x 30cm x 14cm

Durga
Chedi, 11th c. CE, Piparia, MP

Stone; 121cm x 69cm x 20cm

Uma-Maheshvara, Pala,
11th c. CE, Bihar

Mohini, Western Chalukyan,
11th c. CE, Karnataka

Stone; 92cm x 41cm x 18cm

Mother and Child, Pala,
11th c. CE, Bengal

Stone; 44cm x 107cm x 16cm

Huntress, Hoysala,
12th c. CE, Mysore

Stone; 137cm x 49cm x 23cm

Nataraja, Late Chola,
12th c. CE, South India

Bronze; 85cm x 34cm x 21.7cm

Lintel Showing Trinity, Kakatiya,
12th c. CE, Warangal, AP

Stone (middle section); 102cm x 348 cm x 37.5cm

Vishnu, Late Chola,
12th c. CE, South India

Bronze; 84cm x 35.5cm  x 25cm

Sarasvati, Chahman,
12th c. CE, Pallu, Rajasthan

Stone; 120cm x 46cm x 23cm

Harihara, Gahadavala,
12th c. CE, Rajasthan

Stone; 86cm x 56cm x 18cm

Musicians, Hoysala,
12th c. CE, Halebid, Mysore

Stone; 132cm x 53cm x 24cm

Kali, Late Chola,
12th c. CE, South India

Stone; 61cm x 39cm x 20cm

King Narasimha as an archer,
Eastern Ganga,
13th c. CE Konark, Orissa

Vishnu with consorts, Eastern
Ganga, 13th c. CE Konark, Orissa

Mahisasuramardini, Kakatiya,
13th c. CE, Provenance unknown

Stone; 103cm x 60cm x 22.5cm

Devotee, Vijayanagar,
14th c. CE, South India

Bronze; 75cm x 25.5cm x 24.7cm

Balakrishna (2), Vijayanagara,
15th c. CE, South India

Bronze; 51.2cm x 33cm x 18.8cm

Devi, Vijayanagara,
15th c. CE, South India

Noble enjoying wine and verses,
Mughal, Jahangir period, 1620-25 CE


Ladies enjoying wine, Mughal,
Shahjahan period, 1640 CE

Ragini Nat-Narayana,
Mewar, Rajasthan 1660 CE

Babur inspecting Gwalior Fort
Baburnama illustration, ~1698 CE

Ragaputra, Sarang of Raga Megha
Bijapur, Deccan ~1700 CE

Elephant and Lion fight
1770 CE, Bundi, Rajasthan

Dhola and Maru
Jodhpur, Rajasthan, ~1810 CE

Harappan Storage Jar
~2700-2000 BCE
Chanhudaro, Pakistan

Polished Pillar Base
c. 2600 BCE, Dholavira

Indus seal inscriptions Harappan
Gallery ~3500-1000 BCE
Western India and Pakistan

Harappan Storage Jars
~ 2500 BCE

Lothal - Artist's impression

Dholavira - Artist's impression

Dubious scholarship, ASI!
(no evidence to justifies this)

 

Harappan agendas Old intrigues in the Harappan gallery at New Delhi National Museum

 

 



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