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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 Phulkari. An embroidered phulkari shawl, late 19th/early 20th century, & other items
Jul 26, 10:00 AM BST
Indian Phulkari. An embroidered phulkari shawl, late 19th/early 20th century, & other items
by Dominic Winter Auctions
Est: £100- £200
£2809 Bids
An Indian Silver Necklace with Linked Floral Beads, Central Medallion Depicting Durga
Jul 30, 6:00 PM AEST
An Indian Silver Necklace with Linked Floral Beads, Central Medallion Depicting Durga
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD100- AUD200
AUD1607 Bids
Set Of 2 Antique Indian Manuscript Paintings 18-19th Century
Jul 27, 12:00 PM EDT
Set Of 2 Antique Indian Manuscript Paintings 18-19th Century
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $50- $250
$404 Bids
3 Kothali Dowry Bags, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
3 Kothali Dowry Bags, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $50- $100
$502 Bids
Naga Woven Cotton Blanket, India, Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
Naga Woven Cotton Blanket, India, Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1252 Bids
Embroidered Chakla With Mirrorwork, India, Early 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
Embroidered Chakla With Mirrorwork, India, Early 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$502 Bids
2 Kohistani Boys' Hats and 2 Vests, Pakistan, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
2 Kohistani Boys' Hats and 2 Vests, Pakistan, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$752 Bids
Pair Of Vintage Indian Clubs Juggling Pins With
Jul 28, 9:00 AM MST
Pair Of Vintage Indian Clubs Juggling Pins With
by R & R Auction INC
Est: $0- $0
$252 Bids
Silk Wedding Shawl, Jain, Early-Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
Silk Wedding Shawl, Jain, Early-Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Collector's Lot of 7 Embroidered Indian Wall Hangings, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
Collector's Lot of 7 Embroidered Indian Wall Hangings, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
2 Chamba Rumal Embroider, Northern India, Late 19th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
2 Chamba Rumal Embroider, Northern India, Late 19th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
3 Banjara Textiles, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
3 Banjara Textiles, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
Indian Hand Made Small Coin Purse Oval, 4 1/2", EC
Jul 27, 1:00 PM EDT
Indian Hand Made Small Coin Purse Oval, 4 1/2", EC
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid
Patchwork Jacket, India, Late 19th/Early 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
Patchwork Jacket, India, Late 19th/Early 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Finely Embroidered Chakla w. Mirror Work, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
Finely Embroidered Chakla w. Mirror Work, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
5 Ceremonial Embroidered Textiles, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
5 Ceremonial Embroidered Textiles, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
2 Velvet Ceremonial Dresses, Pakistan, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
2 Velvet Ceremonial Dresses, Pakistan, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
10 Baloch Bhujki (Dowry Bags), India, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
10 Baloch Bhujki (Dowry Bags), India, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $50- $100
$251 Bid
4 Finely Detailed Festival Dresses, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
Jul 31, 11:00 AM EDT
4 Finely Detailed Festival Dresses, India, Early/Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $50- $150
$251 Bid
Two brass India figural palki handles, 19th c.
Jul 31, 9:00 AM EDT
Two brass India figural palki handles, 19th c.
by Pook & Pook Inc.
Est: $100- $200
$501 Bid
Shawl. A large embroidered shawl, Kashmir, India, circa 1860
Jul 26, 10:00 AM BST
Shawl. A large embroidered shawl, Kashmir, India, circa 1860
by Dominic Winter Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£2001 Bid
A Nepalese stone inset and gilt votive plaque
Aug 01, 10:00 AM PDT
A Nepalese stone inset and gilt votive plaque
by Andrew Jones Auctions
Est: $300- $500
$1401 Bid
Paricha Container, 18" x 18", Colorful, 24" Rawhide Fringe Both Sides
Jul 27, 1:00 PM EDT
Paricha Container, 18" x 18", Colorful, 24" Rawhide Fringe Both Sides
by Homestead Auctions
Est: $0- $0
$51 Bid

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