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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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Collection of Indian Peace Medals
Jun 15, 11:00 AM EDT
Collection of Indian Peace Medals
by Kaminski Auctions
Est: $400- $600
$3505 Bids
Rawhide Wrapped Canteen, Old Indian made
Jun 22, 9:30 AM EDT
Rawhide Wrapped Canteen, Old Indian made
by Old Barn Auction
Est: $40- $1,000
$404 Bids
A GROUP OF SIX FOLIOS FROM A KALPA SUTRA MANUSCRIPT.
Jun 18, 2:00 PM CEST
A GROUP OF SIX FOLIOS FROM A KALPA SUTRA MANUSCRIPT.
by Koller Auctions
Est: CHF1,500- CHF2,500
CHF1,5003 Bids
A gem set enameled Bazu-band.Northern India, possibly Jaipur, 20th century
Jun 14, 6:00 PM CEST
A gem set enameled Bazu-band.Northern India, possibly Jaipur, 20th century
by Baias Arte
Est: €1,200- €1,500
€9003 Bids
A folio from the Ramayana India, late 19th century Meas: 25 X h. 11.3 cm
Jun 14, 6:00 PM CEST
A folio from the Ramayana India, late 19th century Meas: 25 X h. 11.3 cm
by Baias Arte
Est: €300- €400
€4003 Bids
A folio from the Ramayana India, late 19th century Meas: 25 X h. 11.3 cm
Jun 14, 6:00 PM CEST
A folio from the Ramayana India, late 19th century Meas: 25 X h. 11.3 cm
by Baias Arte
Est: €300- €400
€3502 Bids
A silver sprinkler Anglo-Indian, late 19th-early 20th century Meas: h. 25 cm
Jun 14, 6:00 PM CEST
A silver sprinkler Anglo-Indian, late 19th-early 20th century Meas: h. 25 cm
by Baias Arte
Est: €200- €300
€801 Bid
A Selection of Three Indian Wraps, in Pinks, Earth Tones & Blue
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
A Selection of Three Indian Wraps, in Pinks, Earth Tones & Blue
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1401 Bid
Selection of Four Indian Wraps, Paisley Patterning in Brown, Blue & Green Tones
Jun 20, 11:00 AM AEST
Selection of Four Indian Wraps, Paisley Patterning in Brown, Blue & Green Tones
by Theodore Bruce Auctioneers & Valuers
Est: AUD300- AUD500
AUD1401 Bid
An Indian bronze and copper alloy hand bell, the haft cast as a Hanuman, th
Jun 20, 10:30 AM BST
An Indian bronze and copper alloy hand bell, the haft cast as a Hanuman, th
by Bamfords Auctioneers and Valuers Ltd
Est: £40- £60
£201 Bid
An Indo-Persian brass water jug,
Jun 26, 10:00 AM BST
An Indo-Persian brass water jug,
by Cheffins
Est: £100- £200
£501 Bid
A SOUTH INDIAN MACE (GADA), 17TH/18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BIJAPUR, KARNATAKA
Jun 26, 11:00 AM BST
A SOUTH INDIAN MACE (GADA), 17TH/18TH CENTURY, PROBABLY BIJAPUR, KARNATAKA
by Olympia Auctions
Est: £300- £400
£1401 Bid
Antique Tie Dye Shawl, Rajasthan, India
Jun 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Antique Tie Dye Shawl, Rajasthan, India
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1001 Bid
Two wooden lacquered plaques India, 19th century Meas: 46 X h. 16 cm each
Jun 14, 6:00 PM CEST
Two wooden lacquered plaques India, 19th century Meas: 46 X h. 16 cm each
by Baias Arte
Est: €200- €400
€1001 Bid
A folio from the Ramayana India, late 19th century Meas: 25 X h. 11.3 cm
Jun 14, 6:00 PM CEST
A folio from the Ramayana India, late 19th century Meas: 25 X h. 11.3 cm
by Baias Arte
Est: €300- €400
€2001 Bid
INDIAN THOOKKU VILAKKU,
Jun 20, 7:00 PM CEST
INDIAN THOOKKU VILAKKU,
by Zwiggelaar Auctions
Est: €100- €200
€1000 Bids
A stone Mughal panel India, 18th century Meas: 43 X 60.5 X 12.5 cm
Jun 14, 6:00 PM CEST
A stone Mughal panel India, 18th century Meas: 43 X 60.5 X 12.5 cm
by Baias Arte
Est: €800- €1,200
€4000 Bids
Himalayan Woman's Shawl, Northern India, Mid 20th C.
Jun 18, 11:00 AM EDT
Himalayan Woman's Shawl, Northern India, Mid 20th C.
by Material Culture
Est: $200- $400
$1000 Bids
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Sea shell from India, 9.5 cm, 42 g,
Jun 22, 11:00 AM EDT
Sea shell from India, 9.5 cm, 42 g,
by Eternity Gallery
Est: $30- $40
$100 Bids
Wheel Of Samsara, Temple Of The Thousand Buddhas Canvas Reproduction
Jun 19, 9:00 PM EDT
Wheel Of Samsara, Temple Of The Thousand Buddhas Canvas Reproduction
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $350- $450
$2300 Bids
Mandala of Vaishravana Canvas Reproduction
Jun 19, 9:00 PM EDT
Mandala of Vaishravana Canvas Reproduction
by Weatherham Estate Treasures
Est: $350- $450
$2200 Bids

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