Treasures from the Salar Jung Museum, Hyderabad
In this exclusive Circle premiere, we bring you the story of the Salar Jung Museum in Hyderabad and some of the most fascinating objects from its collection.
With a collection of over 46,000 objects, dating from the 2nd century BCE to the early 20th century CE, the Salar Jung Museum is one of India's most important museums. A major portion of the collection of the museum was acquired by Nawab Mir Yousuf Ali Khan (1889 – 1949), also known as Salar Jung III, who was a great collector of antiques, art and rare manuscripts. In his lifetime, he collected more than 50,000 objects of art and antiquities.
Catch this film as we take you on a tour of the museum's most iconic objects, from the famous Double Statue to the rare manuscripts, to Tipu Sultan's ivory chairs, and a lot more.