South Asia

South Asia, the Indian world, is the home of Buddhism and the birthplace of the Buddhist art. The prehistoric Dravidian culture, the ancient Aryan culture in the Vedas, the Hindu culture after Buddhism, and the Islamic culture in the north converged and integrated to demonstrate a variety of cultural and artistic characteristics.
The museum’s collections include female clay figurines of the Mehrgarh culture in prehistoric times, plates for worshiping goddess in the Sangam period, Buddha statues, and Kashmir wool shawls in the Islamic period.