Prince of Wales Museum
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, known as the Prince of Wales Museum of Western India. It is one of the leading art and history museum in India. Museum is Situated at the southern tip of Mumbai on the 'Crescent Site', the Museum building is a fine example of the Mughal-Gothic style of architecture.
Today, Prince of Wales Museum houses about 50,000 artefacts and has an outstanding collection comprising of Indian miniature paintings, sculptures, terracottas, bronzes, excavated artefacts from the Harappan sites,European paintings, porcelain and ivories from China and Japan, etc. Besides these, the Museum has a separate Natural History section.
Museum Timing and Fee
Visiting Timing - 10.15 am to 6.00 pm (Ticket counter will be closed at 5.45 pm). The Museum will also remain close on October 2, August 15, May 1, January 26 and public holidays falling on Mondays.
This is an allegorical painting where the representation of an abstract idea is expressed by using specific objects, human figures, and symbols. Here, the female nude symbolizes ideal beauty. The fruits and silverware are gifts which indicate adoration.
Bahubali was the second son of the first Jaina Tirthankara (teacher) Rishabhanatha. Though not a Tirthankara himself, he is worshipped by the Digambara (sky-clad) sect of the Jains, and is revered for his severe austerities.
This image of Shiva was in active worship untill recently within the Baijanath Mahadeva temple at Parel, regarding twelve kilometers north of this depository.
Jade is a semi-precious stone used to produce exquisite and innumerable works of art. It is hard and glassy with a translucent surface and comes in various shades.
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Good Luck and have a nice Trip!!!