Bonhams' Middle East and South Asia division encompasses the modern collecting categories of Modern and Contemporary Middle Eastern and South Asian art, together with the traditional arts of the Islamic world and India. Based in New Bond Street, each department holds biannual auctions; high results and record prices are consistently achieved across all three categories.

Islamic and Indian Art auctions offers a wide range of works of art which represent the diverse and rich cultural heritage of the Islamic world and India, including manuscripts and works on paper, ceramics, Medieval metalwork, opulent textiles, arms and armor, fine miniature paintings, sculpture, jewelry and jade.

Modern & Contemporary Middle Eastern auctions incorporate works by well established artists and those whose international reputations are climbing rapidly: twentieth century Arab and Iranian Art has witnessed an extraordinary development that is in keeping with the rich artistic legacy of the region and is reflected in the world's long standing fascination and interest in Middle Eastern art and culture.

The Modern & Contemporary South Asian Art department presents fresh and high quality artworks from the region to the market, consistently achieving strong results for works by many Indian artists such as Jamini Roy, Francis Newton Souza and Maqbool Fida Husain, as well as for works by Pakistani artists including Abdur Rahman Chughtai, Jamil Naqsh and Sadequain.

Please contact the departments for a free valuation from our team of specialists or to discuss buying and selling at Bonhams.

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