South Asia

Indigenous traditions & cross-cultural interaction inspire much art and architecture from the region

4th century B.C.E. – 1799 C.E.

Beginner's guide

South Asia is an expansive region with incredible cultural, religious, and artistic diversity.

Periods

Prehistory to 500 B.C.E.

Prehistory to 500 B.C.E.

500 B.C.E.–600 C.E.

500 B.C.E.–600 C.E.

600–1200 C.E.

600–1200 C.E.

1200–1500 C.E.

1200–1500 C.E.

1500–1857 C.E.

1500–1857 C.E.

1857–today

1857–today

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From monumental pillars and stupas to voluptuous sculptures and glittering miniatures.

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