South Asia

Indigenous traditions and cross-cultural interaction inspire much of the region’s art history.

4th century B.C.E. – 1799 C.E.

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The art and architecture of South Asia is diverse and compelling.

Periods

Magadha dynasties

Magadha dynasties

Vakataka dynasty

Vakataka dynasty

Pallava dynasty

Pallava dynasty

Chandella dynasty

Chandella dynasty

Chola dynasty

Chola dynasty

Delhi Sultanate

Delhi Sultanate

Mughal empire

Mughal empire

Vijayanagara empire + Nayak dynasty

Vijayanagara empire + Nayak dynasty

Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore

Hyder Ali and Tipu Sultan of Mysore

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

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