Our Middle East, Islamic & Indian Art category comprises of examples of gold, silver, ceramics and porcelain from across the Muslim world from the ninth to the nineteenth century.It also includes Islamic manuscripts, icons and textiles.
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Due to the huge expansion of Islam across centuries and countries, this category showcases the artistic heritage of a variety of areas in Central Asia, the Middle East and Northern Africa. Strengthened by the flourishing Indian economy and a growing number of international collectors, the Indian and antiques market has been particularly active for the last few years.Together with the ongoing success of Indian modern and contemporary art, there is a significant interest in traditional Indian art.This covers a large range of materials: from paintings to jade, ivory, jewellery, sculpture or textiles. This category includes items from Indonesia, Thailand, Laos and Cambodia, as well as the region of the Himalayas. There have been many collections sales in the past decades, including those of Nathan Halpern or Mineichi Nitta, and there are undoubtedly many more to come.
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Our Middle Eastern, Islamic & Indian art expert began working for Sotheby's in 1985, where he rose to the role of deputy director. Since leaving the auction house, he has worked independently as an art dealer and consultant, also using his expertise in the academic world through publications and lectures. His expertise extends beyond Indian art into Himalayan and South East Asian Art.