Asiatic Society Museum
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Visiting Hours :
10 A.M. TO 5.00 P.M.

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Location :
Kolkata , India

Display Objects :

The museum possesses a rock edict of Asoka (c. 250 BCE) and a significant collection of copper plate inscriptions, coins, sculptures, manuscripts and archival records.

Some masterpieces,like Joshua Reynolds Cupid asleep on Cloud , Guido Cagnaccis Cleopatra, Thomas Daniells A Ghat at Benares and Peter Paul Rubens Infant Christ are also in the possession of this museum.

Description :

  • In the year 1814, the museum was founded under the superintendence of N. Wallich.

  • After the publication of its first catalogue of collected items, it became clear that the museum was progressing with a huge pace.