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South Asia

South Asia today comprises the core countries of India, Bangladesh, Sri Lanka, and Pakistan. Frequently Nepal, the Maldives, Bhutan, and Afghanistan are included as well. The collection’s strength is in the arts of India, with a wide range of sculpture and painting from the ancient kingdoms of Afghanistan and Pakistan.

Indian, Uttar Pradesh
Yakshi
1st century BC
Sandstone
16 ¼ x 6 in. (41.2 x 15.2 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 79.83

Indian, Tamil Nadu, Chola Dynasty
Ganesha
Late 12th–early 13th century
Bronze
16 x 9 1/2 in. (40.6 x 24.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 75.100

Indian, Chola Dynasty
Shiva Nataraja (Shiva Lord of the Dance)
11th century
Bronze
9 7/8 x 7 1/8 in. (25.1 x 18.1 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Acquired from the estate of Thomas T. Solley, 2008.245

Indian
Punjab Hills, Pahari
Two Elephants Pouring Water on Lakshmi
1790–1800
Gouache on paper
5 ¾ x 8 ½ in. (14.6 x 21.6 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, Gift of George Bickford in honor of Herman B Wells, 76.149.1

Indian
Punjab Hills, Kangra
Krishna Observes Radha “Half Hidden, Half Revealed
ca. 1785
Colors and gold on paper
7 3/8 x 5 1/8 in. (18.7 x 13.0 cm)
Sidney and Lois Eskenazi Museum of Art, 80.9.4