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Indian & South Asian Art & Antiques

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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A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR)
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
A SOUTH INDIAN DAGGER (KHANJAR)
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £400- £600
£5507 Bids
AN INDIAN BLACK LACQUERED BUFFALO HIDE SHIELD (DHAL)
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
AN INDIAN BLACK LACQUERED BUFFALO HIDE SHIELD (DHAL)
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£6506 Bids
Indo Persian Mogul Rajasthani Temple Painting
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Indo Persian Mogul Rajasthani Temple Painting
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$2255 Bids
A SOUTH INDIAN SWORD (SOSSUN PATA)
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
A SOUTH INDIAN SWORD (SOSSUN PATA)
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £250- £300
£3805 Bids
THREE INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR) HILTS
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
THREE INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR) HILTS
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £150- £250
£1004 Bids
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [INDIA] COLLECTION OF APPROX. 185 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES
Dec 06, 7:00 PM CET
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [INDIA] COLLECTION OF APPROX. 185 PHOTOGRAPHIC PLATES
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €250- €500
€3204 Bids
Indian Calligraphic Ceremonial Axehead
Dec 01, 10:00 AM GMT
Indian Calligraphic Ceremonial Axehead
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£304 Bids
AN INDIAN EXECUTIONER~S SWORD (TEGHA)
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
AN INDIAN EXECUTIONER~S SWORD (TEGHA)
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £300- £350
£3004 Bids
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR)
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
AN INDIAN SWORD (TALWAR)
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£2203 Bids
Nepalese Buddhist Manuscript
Dec 01, 10:00 AM GMT
Nepalese Buddhist Manuscript
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£253 Bids
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [TIBET] TIBETAN NOMAD EATING SET
Dec 06, 7:00 PM CET
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [TIBET] TIBETAN NOMAD EATING SET
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €150- €250
€1603 Bids
Indian Bronze Peacock
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Indian Bronze Peacock
by Ancient Objects
Est: $300- $900
$2003 Bids
Indian Mughal Style Jewelled Sword Handle
Dec 01, 10:00 AM GMT
Indian Mughal Style Jewelled Sword Handle
by TimeLine Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£253 Bids
Indo Nepalese Antique Mandala Thangka Painting
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Indo Nepalese Antique Mandala Thangka Painting
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$1753 Bids
Two South Indian Gold Pendants
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Two South Indian Gold Pendants
by Ancient Objects
Est: $600- $1,800
$3252 Bids
AN INDIAN BLACK LACQUERED BUFFALO HIDE SHIELD (DHAL)
Dec 07, 11:00 AM GMT
AN INDIAN BLACK LACQUERED BUFFALO HIDE SHIELD (DHAL)
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £200- £300
£1202 Bids
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3 INDIAN PITH HELMETS, 2 FROM PIKE BROTHERS BRISBANE (LABELLED)
Dec 01, 9:00 AM AEST
3 INDIAN PITH HELMETS, 2 FROM PIKE BROTHERS BRISBANE (LABELLED)
by Albion Antique Auction Centre
Est: AUD10- AUD40
AUD152 Bids
Indo Persian Hindu Buddhist Kerta Gosa Painting
Nov 30, 11:00 AM EST
Indo Persian Hindu Buddhist Kerta Gosa Painting
by Hill Auction Gallery
Est: $100- $1,000
$752 Bids
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [TIBET] 19TH CENTURY TIBETAN SWORD
Dec 06, 7:00 PM CET
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [TIBET] 19TH CENTURY TIBETAN SWORD
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €200- €350
€2002 Bids
[INDONESIA] [PHOTOGRAPHY] J. GRONEMAN. TJANDI PARAMBANAN OP MIDDEN-JAVA NA DE ONTGRAVING
Dec 06, 7:00 PM CET
[INDONESIA] [PHOTOGRAPHY] J. GRONEMAN. TJANDI PARAMBANAN OP MIDDEN-JAVA NA DE ONTGRAVING
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €100- €200
€1002 Bids
Large Indian Bronze Figure Of Krishna
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Large Indian Bronze Figure Of Krishna
by Ancient Objects
Est: $800- $2,400
$4002 Bids
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [TIBET] TIBETAN NOMAD EATING SET
Dec 06, 7:00 PM CET
[ASIAN ARTS & PHOTOGRAPHY ] [TIBET] TIBETAN NOMAD EATING SET
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €200- €350
€2202 Bids
Large Indian Bronze Balakrishna
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Large Indian Bronze Balakrishna
by Ancient Objects
Est: $800- $2,400
$4252 Bids
Indian Bronze Figure Of Durga
Dec 03, 11:00 AM EST
Indian Bronze Figure Of Durga
by Ancient Objects
Est: $1,000- $3,000
$6002 Bids

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