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    The Patna Museum houses a First World War cannon, metal and stone sculptures of the Mauryan and Gupta periods, Buddhist sculptures and quaint terracotta figures. A 16 m long fossilised tree is one of its special features.o scholars in the field, the need for an up-to-date view of the art of South Asia has been apparent for decades. Although many regional and dynastic genres of Indic art are fairly well understood, the broad overall representations of India's centuries of splendour have been lacking. This issue's focus on such aspects of art history is the result of the magazine's aim to provide such a synthesis. A look at the Patna Museum' collection here in this essay is only an attempt to survey such completeness. A part of an attempt that restudies and reevaluates every frontier of ancient Indic art and the exhibits that do an outstanding portrayal of ancient India's highest intellectual and technical achievement.