Situated on the famous Crescent Site near the Gateway of India in
Mumbai is the landmark heritage building that houses the Prince of
Wales Museum. It is one of the most exquisite examples of the
Indo-Saracenic architectural style for which the architect, George
Wiltet, is well known. Designed in 1909, it filled the need for a
quality museum in western India, particularly to house artefacts
excavated by Henry Cousens, a famous archaeologist and
Superintendent of Archaeological Survey at the time, who
concentrated his work on sites in western India belonging to the
early Gupta period. Today the collection includes decorative arts,
textiles, jade, wood and ivory, among other mediums, which provide
a glimpse of the inherent skills of the Indian craftsmen of the
18th and 19th centuries. The Nepal and Tibet collection showcases
essential features of Tantric Buddhism, including the 16th century
image of Sron-Tsan-Gampo, who is known to have established Buddhism
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||230 x 305 x 30mm (L x W x T)
||Hardcover - Paper over boards / With dust jacket
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