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Indian & South Asian - General

Art in India and South Asia is as old as the civilizations themselves, dating from primitive petroglyphs in the prehistoric era to the flourishing contemporary art scene that exists today. This is an art category that is particularly rich in tradition and history as well as exciting new developments in technology and artistic influences.

Indian and South Asian art has evolved and gained complexity over millennia, making a wide variety of eras and types of art available to collectors. Art from this part of the world often tells the story of religious and political influences, making Indian and South Asian sculptures in particular interesting to discover and collect. During the Gupta period (320 CE - circa 550 CE), carved sculptures of Hindu, Jainist, and Buddhist deities proliferated.

The religious sculptures of Gandhara, which now comprises parts of modern Afghanistan and Pakistan, belong to the Greco-Buddhist style, reflecting the influence of Alexander the Great’s conquest of the region centuries prior. Today, the art of India and South Asia continues to reflect the influence of other non-indigenous cultures including the Persians in the 12th Century and the British in the 19th.

Contemporary Indian and South Asian art is even further augmented and transformed as native art forms including metal and lost wax casting are combined with the advent of new technology. It is this continual evolution, along with a multi-cultural dialogue, that have shaped Indian and South Asian art into an intriguing and exciting subject for art collectors.

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Indian Mughal-style jade hilted horse head dagger
Oct 14, 10:00 AM EDT
Indian Mughal-style jade hilted horse head dagger
by Millea Bros Ltd
Est: $400- $600
$3758 Bids
INDE, FIN 19ème SIECLE Très grand châle indien
Oct 06, 2:30 PM CEST
INDE, FIN 19ème SIECLE Très grand châle indien
by Accademia Fine Art
Est: €100- €200
€3305 Bids
A LONG JAMUVAR KASHMIRI SHAWL
Oct 28, 2:00 PM BST
A LONG JAMUVAR KASHMIRI SHAWL
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£1805 Bids
17pc. Authentic Indian Handmade Brass Prayer Bells
Oct 09, 10:00 AM MST
17pc. Authentic Indian Handmade Brass Prayer Bells
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$303 Bids
AN INDIAN PIETRA DURA WHITE MARBLE DISH
Oct 28, 2:00 PM BST
AN INDIAN PIETRA DURA WHITE MARBLE DISH
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1102 Bids
antique South Asia dagger, the blade inlaid w/ gold
Oct 05, 2:00 PM PDT
antique South Asia dagger, the blade inlaid w/ gold
by International Auction Gallery
Est: $300- $900
$1002 Bids
Messingobjekte.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Messingobjekte.
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €60- €80
€601 Bid
INDIAN COPPER TRAY ON STAND
Oct 06, 9:00 AM PDT
INDIAN COPPER TRAY ON STAND
by Abell Auction
Est: $200- $300
$1501 Bid
An Indian Sari with jewelled embroidered
Oct 09, 12:00 PM AEDT
An Indian Sari with jewelled embroidered
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD50- AUD75
AUD451 Bid
An Indian Sari with jewelled embroidered
Oct 09, 12:00 PM AEDT
An Indian Sari with jewelled embroidered
by Christian McCann Auctions
Est: AUD50- AUD75
AUD451 Bid
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A MIGRATION PERIOD KHAZAR SWORD WITH SILVER HANDLE AND SCABBARD
Oct 09, 12:00 PM BST
A MIGRATION PERIOD KHAZAR SWORD WITH SILVER HANDLE AND SCABBARD
by Apollo Art Auctions
Est: £1,500- £3,500
£6501 Bid
19th C. Indo-Persian Enameled Brass Shield / Dhal
Oct 09, 10:00 AM MDT
19th C. Indo-Persian Enameled Brass Shield / Dhal
by Artemis Gallery
Est: $700- $1,050
$3501 Bid
An Vintage India Print Parasol, c.1900
Oct 07, 6:00 PM ACDT
An Vintage India Print Parasol, c.1900
by Theodore Bruce
Est: AUD20- AUD30
AUD101 Bid
A MUGHAL-REVIVAL DIAMOND AND EMERALD BRACELET
Oct 28, 2:00 PM BST
A MUGHAL-REVIVAL DIAMOND AND EMERALD BRACELET
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £1,000- £2,000
£5001 Bid
Ceylon or West Coast Indian Carved Coco de Mer Vessel
Oct 06, 11:00 AM EDT
Ceylon or West Coast Indian Carved Coco de Mer Vessel
by Stair
Est: $300- $500
$1501 Bid
A NEAR PAIR OF KALAMKARI COTTON HANGINGS
Oct 28, 2:00 PM BST
A NEAR PAIR OF KALAMKARI COTTON HANGINGS
by Chiswick Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£2001 Bid
Two Mughal gold-inlaid Khanjar daggers,
Oct 13, 9:00 AM EDT
Two Mughal gold-inlaid Khanjar daggers,
by Oakridge Auction Gallery
Est: $500- $700
$2501 Bid
Indien.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Indien.
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €80- €120
€800 Bids
Eisengefäß Indien.
Oct 14, 10:00 AM CEST
Eisengefäß Indien.
by Kiefer Buch- und Kunstauktionen
Est: €60- €80
€600 Bids
papier-maché bord met afbeelding van panters, herten en hazen op zwarte achtergrond, mogelijk India,
Oct 06, 7:00 PM CEST
papier-maché bord met afbeelding van panters, herten en hazen op zwarte achtergrond, mogelijk India,
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €50- €75
€500 Bids
2 ingelijste antieke pagina's, India, 19e eeuw, afmeting inclusief lijst: 30 x 38 cm -wormschade-
Oct 06, 7:00 PM CEST
2 ingelijste antieke pagina's, India, 19e eeuw, afmeting inclusief lijst: 30 x 38 cm -wormschade-
by Veilinghuis Van Spengen
Est: €50- €75
€500 Bids
A Group of Decorative Metalware: A Small Indian Bronze Pot or Censer (lacking lid); the bulbous side
Oct 08, 11:00 AM BST
A Group of Decorative Metalware: A Small Indian Bronze Pot or Censer (lacking lid); the bulbous side
by Wilkinson's Auctioneers
Est: £200- £300
£1600 Bids
Storage jar, similar to a "Dabba"/ "Tiffin", India, 19th/20th century, cyli
Oct 08, 1:00 PM CEST
Storage jar, similar to a "Dabba"/ "Tiffin", India, 19th/20th century, cyli
by Auktionshaus am See
Est: €0- €0
€300 Bids

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