Indian & South Asian
The Indian and South Asian collections contain artefacts that relate to the major religions to emerge from the sub-continent: Buddhism, Hinduism, Sikhism and Jainism. They take the form of sculpture in stone (including Ghandaran sculpture), wooden artefacts, furniture, textiles, jade, metalwork, arms and armour, manuscripts, calligraphy and miniature paintings. Information on some of these items is available in the online database of Indian Paintings & Textiles.
In addition, the Museum holds a set of nearly 5000 photographs of archaeological sites and monuments made between 1902 and 1923 by Sir John Marshall, Director General of Archaeology in India.