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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 Large Painting of the Cosmic Form of Krishna as Vasudeva, 19th/20th Century
Jul 18, 2:00 PM EDT
A Large Painting of the Cosmic Form of Krishna as Vasudeva, 19th/20th Century
by Waddington's
Est: $600- $800
$85010 Bids
Rare Old Indian / Bengal Artist Signed Subodh Kumar Sengupta Tempura On Board Painting
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Rare Old Indian / Bengal Artist Signed Subodh Kumar Sengupta Tempura On Board Painting
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $200- $400
$1006 Bids
Vintage Indian timber Altar with four intricately carved Ivory figures Vintage, India Figures height 9.5 cms
Aug 12, 6:00 PM AEST
Vintage Indian timber Altar with four intricately carved Ivory figures Vintage, India Figures height 9.5 cms
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD10- AUD1,000
AUD1406 Bids
ATTR TO MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN INDIAN PASTEL PAINTING
Jul 20, 10:00 AM EDT
ATTR TO MAQBOOL FIDA HUSAIN INDIAN PASTEL PAINTING
by Antique Arena Inc
Est: $100- $150
$2756 Bids
A Painting of Vishnu With Sridevi and Bhudevi, 20th Century
Jul 18, 2:00 PM EDT
A Painting of Vishnu With Sridevi and Bhudevi, 20th Century
by Waddington's
Est: $200- $300
$1905 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
Indian Pahari School Miniature Painting Of Radha And Krishna
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Indian Pahari School Miniature Painting Of Radha And Krishna
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $200- $400
$804 Bids
Indian Jodhpur School Miniature Painting Of A King's Procession
Jul 20, 12:00 PM EDT
Indian Jodhpur School Miniature Painting Of A King's Procession
by RB Fine Arts
Est: $200- $400
$503 Bids
Vintage Indian Carved Wood Horse Bust
Jul 21, 9:00 AM MST
Vintage Indian Carved Wood Horse Bust
by Monarch Auction and Estate Services
Est: $0- $0
$403 Bids
Vintage Nepal Tibet quality Bronze Tara sitting on Lotus base Vintage, Nepal Dimensions 28 x 16 cms
Aug 12, 6:00 PM AEST
Vintage Nepal Tibet quality Bronze Tara sitting on Lotus base Vintage, Nepal Dimensions 28 x 16 cms
by Pfeffer's Auctions
Est: AUD10- AUD1,000
AUD803 Bids
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
£1803 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
AN F. N. SOUZA OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING, INDIAN, 1973
Jul 28, 1:00 PM EDT
AN F. N. SOUZA OIL ON CANVAS PAINTING, INDIAN, 1973
by Helios Auctions
Est: $1,000- $1,500
$5502 Bids
A THOTA VAIKUNTAM, INDIAN (B. 1942), ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PAINTING
Jul 28, 1:00 PM EDT
A THOTA VAIKUNTAM, INDIAN (B. 1942), ACRYLIC ON CANVAS PAINTING
by Helios Auctions
Est: $2,000- $3,000
$1,1002 Bids

Sellers Who Sell Indian & South Asian Art & Antiques


John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers

John Nicholson's Fine Art Auctioneers & Valuers

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Waddington's

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