The State museum, established in 1917, has an excellent collection
of stone and teracotta sculptures especially from the Mauryan
period. The most outstanding piece is of course the Didarganj
Yakshi. A larger than life voluptuous, female figure carved from
the yellowish sandstone from Chunar, Bihar, the glossy sheen of
the surface is a characteristic feature of the Mauryan school.
On View are toys, icons and mother goddess figures, The bronzes
on view include early Buddhist figures , a standing Buddha and
: State Museum, Budh Road, Patna.