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The Art Gallery at Thanjavur, Tamil Nadu

The Art Gallery at Thanjavur displays a grand collection of bronze idols, paintings, stone sculptures and other artifacts belonging to the Chola Empire that existed in the eastern part of Tamil Nadu, the south-Indian state. The Cholas were great admirers of arts and crafts, as is evident from the towering temples here with beautiful murals and intrinsic sculptures.

The gallery displays finest artistry of Chola periods, post-Chola periods during the Nayaks and the Pallavas periods. One can also see marvellous paintings. Established in 1951, the gallery is set in the background of the Nayak palace buildings.