Patan Museum

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Indra, a Vedic God in Hinduism. Copper repoussé, gilt with semi-precious stones, 13th-14th century, in the Patan Museum.

The Patan Museum is a museum located in Patan, Nepal.[1] The museum falls under the UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites.[2] The Patan Museum was inaugurated in 1997 by Late King Birendra Bir Bikram Shah. The Patan Museum displays the traditional sacred arts of Nepal in an illustrious architectural setting. Its home is an old residential court of Ptan Darbar, one of the royal palaces of former Malla Kings of the Kathmandu Valley. The Museum’s exhibits cover a long span of Nepal’s cultural history and some rare objects are among its treasures. Most of the objects are cast bronzes and gilt copper repoussé work, traditional crafts for which Patan is famous.[3]

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  1. ^ Museums and art galleries of Nepal (Archived at WebCite)
  2. ^ "Patan Museum". Artmandu. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 
  3. ^ "About the Patan Museum". Patan Museum. Retrieved 18 July 2013. 


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