Figure 32. The Gift of Jetavana

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Figure 32:—Pillar medallion showing the story of the gift of Jetavana grove at Shravasti by the merchant Anathapiņdika with the representation of a mango tree, three shiri̅sha trees and a pair of draught oxen, Bharhut, National Museum, New Delhi. (Photograph by the author).

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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.

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