The small collection of Indian items covers the period from the 2nd
and 3rd centuries right up to the 20th century. Ancient Indian art is
represented by Buddhist sculptures of stone and stucco, while from
the medieval period come several stone sculptures of the 8th to 12th
centuries and a collection of 14th to 18th-century bronzes from
Southern India. There are Indian paintings from the Mughal, Rajput
and Golkonda schools, including a number of signed works of the
17th to 18th centuries.
An important part of the collection consists of applied art of the 17th
and 18th centuries, largely stone-carving, ivory, metalwork and
textiles.The Hermitage also houses one of the world's finest
collections of late medieval Indian weapons.
If you enjoyed this collection, you might want to also visit the other collections at the State Hermitage Museum.
Amorous Couple ‘Maithuna'
Portrait of Akbar