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Established in 1887, functions under the Department of Archaeology and Museums, Government of Rajasthan. Its Indo-Saracenic architecture and stone ornamentation is an integral part of the display. A source of reference for varied classical Indian styles of design from Mughal to Rajput. Even the corridors are decorated with murals in a variety of styles including the Ramayana and reproducing paintings from illustrations in the Persian Razmnama prepared for Emperor Akbar. European, Egyptian, Chinese, Greek and Babylonian civilisations are portrayed in the other murals.
About the collection: It has an exhaustive collection of 20,598 artefacts, of which there are sculptures (33), paintings (1,040), terracotta (30), metal sculpture (100), arms and armor (129), coins (206), metal objects (1,800), pottery (1,750), Egyptian collection (399), others (15,111). Of these, the Mummy and other Egyptian collection, painting collection, especially Raagmala collection of Jaipur school, coins collection, especially precious gold coins of Gupta dynasty and the International and national pottery collection form the core, divided across 17 galleries.