Museum has a very rich collection of sculptures. These sculptures
not only serve the religious purpose of the people of that period but also reflect their
spirit, tradition and creative impulse The sculpture up to the 5th-6th century are not
many in Himachal but the period thereafter is well-represented. These sculptures are
characterized by smooth plasticity, serene countenance and suave linear rhythm.
Gurjara-Pratihara influence entered in this hilly Himalayan region during the 7th -8th
century and is responsible for production of many master specimens which now find the
place of pride in the sculptural art of world.
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