Art and Research

Art and Research

Arms and Armour


Arms and Armor Collection

Since the time of Pre-History to Present, Self-preservation, protection and war have always been an inseparable part of human society. Due to these factors, Arms, as well as Armors, became part of the society. National Museum has an extensive collection of Arms and Armors. From this collection, quite a few examples of Indian weapons like different variety of bows, Variety of daggers, shields, helmets, back and foot armors, armors for protection of animals which were used in battles, swords such as the personal sword of Emperor Aurangzeb, firearms and gunpowder flask etc. ranging from the Pre-history period up to the 19th century, have been exhibited in the “Arms and Armors” Gallery of National Museum.


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