Complete set of 2 commemorative postage stamps on the Centenary of the Baroda Museum & Picture Gallery, founded by Maharaja Sayajirao Gaekwad III :
Issued by India
Issued on Dec 20, 1994
Issued for : The Maharaja left a wealth of world heritage for the people to cherish in what is today one of the best museums in the country. The Department of Posts is happy to bring out a commemorative postage stamp on the Baroda Museum which is celebrating its centenary. The setenant stamp design depicts an exquisite bronze Rishabhanatha which dates back to the 6th Century A.D. and is a proud possession of this Museum.
Stamp Design : I.S.P. Nashik based on materials supplied by Govt. of Gujarat
F.D.C., Cancellation : Baroda Museum, Vadodara
Type : Se–tenant pair of 2 Stamps, Mint Condition
Colour : Two Colours
Denomination : 1100, 600 Paise (Se-tenant)
Overall size : 5.76 x 3.34 cms.
Printing size : 5.41 x 2.99 cms.
Perforation : 13 x 13
Paper : Un W/M Adhesive Gravure Coated Stamp Paper
Number of stamps Printed : One Million
Number per issue sheet : 18
Printing Process : Photogravure
Printer : I.S.P., Nasik Road
- The Baroda Museum, a creation of Maharaja Sayaji Rao III Gaekwad, opened its doors to the public in 1894. The Museum and Picture Gallery bring together under a single roof the finest examples of art, archaeology and architecture. The architecture of the buildings is a combination of traditional Maratha, European and Moghul forms. The Museum itself is set in a beautiful botanical garden of the city.
- The Museum presents a wide variety of subjects which include a Natural History Section; a Survey of Indian Civilisation and Art; Relics of Pre-historic and Proto-historic periods; life in old Baroda under the Gaekwads; reflections of Civilisations of Asia, Egypt, Babylonia, Tibet, Nepal, China, Japan and Indonesia; European Arts from Greece to the early 20th Century; an exquisite collection of Indian miniatures; rich glimpses of Hindu, early Muslim, Moghul, Rajput and Sikh painting and sculpture and a complete section on Contemporary Indian Art.
- Text Source : Youth Services & Cultural Activities Department. Govt. of Gujarat.