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Islamic and Indian Art

Bonhams Islamic & Indian Art department holds the auction world record for any Indian and Islamic work of art. We have two annual live auctions during London's Islamic Art Week in Spring and Autumn, and two online auctions a year. We offer a wide range of works of art representing the diverse and rich cultural heritage of the Islamic world, including manuscripts and works on paper, ceramics, metalwork, textiles and arms and armour from the 7th - 20th centuries.

Our sales also feature works from India's finest artistic traditions: from Rajput, Mughal and Sikh miniature paintings to Buddhist, Jain and Hindu sculpture, as well as jewellery and jade from India's royal courts.

Auctions held in our state-of-the-art salerooms attract bidders from all over the globe, with some significant and historically important pieces gaining press attention and achieving record prices, such as The Bedchamber Sword of Tipu Sultan. Works sold in our auctions frequently find a home in world-renowned museums and institutions, or in esteemed private collections.

Buying and selling Islamic and Indian art at Bonhams
With offices and representatives in 22 countries, Bonhams gives buyers and sellers access to a global network of collectors and unparalleled marketing resources to achieve the highest price and level of client satisfaction possible. Contact a specialist directly for more information or submit your item online for a free auction estimate.

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Nima Sagharchi

Group Head

Nima Sagharchi was appointed Group Head of Middle Eastern, Islamic and South Asian Art in 2022. He joined Bonhams in 2014 to re-establish the Modern Middle Eastern Art department. Since 2018, he has m…

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Helen Eagles

Deputy Director, Asian Works of Art

Helen Eagles is Deputy Director of Asian Works of Art at Bonhams Skinner. She joined the company in 2014 as a Specialist. Prior to Bonhams Skinner, Helen gained experience cataloging and administratin…

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