Southeast Asia

From the very beginning of our era, the presence of India has been attested in the countries known today as Laos, Thailand, Indonesia, Vietnam, Burma or Cambodia.

The “indianisation” of these cultures is visible in their appropriation of Hindu and Buddhist culture, writings and art.

The first works are particularly marked by their Indian origins : the Mon-Dvaravati civilisation, the culture of the Pyu, the city-state of Srivijaya all demonstrate the contact and birth of this cultural assimilation.

Later the kingdoms of Chiang Sen, Sukhothai, Ayuttahya, Java, Pagan, and the Khmer empire produced autonomous and singular art works.