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Government Museum, Mathura
Mathura
commonly referred as Mathura
Mathura
museum is an archaeological museum in Mathura
Mathura
city of Uttar Pradesh
Uttar Pradesh
state in India. The museum was founded by then collector of the Mathura
Mathura
district, Sir F. S. Growse in 1874. Initially it was known as Curzon Museum of Archaeology, then Archaeology Museum, Mathura, and finally changed to the Government Museum, Mathura.[1] Overview[edit]

The museum in 1949

The museum houses artifacts pottery, sculptures, paintings, and coins primarily from in and around Mathura, plus discoveries made by noted colonial archaeologists like Alexander Cunningham, F. S. Growse, and Fuhrer.[1] The museum is famous for ancient sculptures of the Mathura school dating from 3rd century BC to 12th century AD., during Kushan Empire and Gupta Empire.[2] today it is one of the leading museums of Uttar Pradesh.[3] The Government of India
India
issued a postage stamp on October 9, 1974 on the centenary of the museum. Notable collection[edit]

Archaic Mother Goddess, Prehistory, 4th Century BCE

3000-year-old anthropomorphic copper figure (ACCN 93-51) found at Shahabad, UP

Jain Tirthankara head, 2nd century BCE

Naigamesha
Naigamesha
Jain god of Childbirth, Shunga Empire, 2nd century BCE or earlier

Jain chaumukha sculpture with Suparshvanatha
Suparshvanatha
and Three Other Tirthankaras, 1st century

Ayagapata, Jain Tablet, 1st Century

Parshvantha, Kushan Period, 2nd century

Statue of Kanishka I
Kanishka I
(c. 127 – c. 140), Kushan Empire.

Head of Buddha. C. 5th Century CE, Chamunda mound, Mathura
Mathura
district

Jain chaumukha sculpture, 6th century

Rishabhanatha
Rishabhanatha
idol, 6th century

Parshvanatha, Post Gupta Period, 6th-8th Century CE

Goddess Ambika - Medieval Period

Four-armed seated Vishnu
Vishnu
in meditation. Medieval Period, Pannapur.

Anjani with Child Hanuman, Bronze, Pallava Period

Naminatha, 12th century

Goddess Ambika, Orissa, 12th century

Bodhisattva Manjushri statue, 15th-16th Century

Buddha with Vajra, Bronze, 18th Century

Balarama, 18th Century

Baby Krishna with Ball, Bronze, Modern Age

Cast and Mould, Prehistory and Terracotta Gallery

Statue of Victoria, Empress of India

See also[edit]

Mathura
Mathura
lion capital

References[edit]

^ a b "Government Museum, Mathura". Parampara Project, Ministry of Culture, govt. of India. Retrieved 2014-02-21.  ^ "Priceless artefacts hidden away from tourists' eyes". The Tribune. August 18, 2002.  ^ "Mathura-A Treasure Trove Of AntiquitieS". IGNCA
IGNCA
website. 2001 Vol. III (May - June).  Check date values in: date= (help)

Bharat Online - Mathura
Mathura
Museum

Further reading[edit]

Sharma, R. C. 1976. Mathura
Mathura
Museum and Art. 2nd revised and enlarged edition. Government Museum, Mathura. Growse, F. S. 1882. Mathura
Mathura
A District Memoir. Kumar, Jitendera. Masterpieces Of Mathura
Mathura
Museum. Sundeep Prakashan. ISBN 81-7574-118-X.

External links[edit]

Mathura
Mathura
Museum Mathura, a District Memoir

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Mathura
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