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National Art Gallery And Museum

The National Art Gallery at Pantheon Road (Egmore) houses a vast collection of rare paintings from the Chola period. It has a plethora of paintings dating tentatively from around the 10th century A.D.

The museum was established in 1857 and can justify its claim to being one of India's best housing various sections on geology, archaeology, numismatics, anthropology, botany and zoology. It was built in 1906 and the building itself is a work of art, which was originally intended to be the Victoria Memorial and Technical Institute but was made the National art Gallery in 1951.

On display in this gallery are 10th and 13th century bronzes, 16th and 18th century Rajasthani and Mughal paintings, 17th century Deccani paintings and 11th and 12th century Indian Handicraft.

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