Indian Art

Sculpture, paintings and decorative arts from the early Kushan and Gandharan periods, to the splendor of the Gupta Dynasty, Pala sculpture in Eastern India, medieval sculpture from Chandellas in the North to the Chola Dynasty in the South, and Indian miniature paintings and decorative arts from the royal courts of Mughal and Rajput kingdoms. The art history of India begins as early as the 2nd century B.C.E. and most of the sculpture that was rendered in stone and bronze was created for Buddhist and Hindu temple complexes and altars.