Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 20
Photo 20 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 20. Dream of Mayadevi
Figure 20:—Pillar medallion portraying Mayadeviʼs dream of a celestial elephant, attended by three royal chamber maids, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Photograph by the author).
The art of Bharhut, dominated by sculptural reliefs narrating a popular facet of Buddhism in the form of the immense Jataka literature, represent the emergence of visual narrative art in India.—Bharhut represents the earliest evidence of narrative art which display many story telling techniques.