Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 33
Photo 33 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 33. The Visit of King Ajatashatru
Figure 33:—Bottom panel on the Ajatashatru pillar depicting the Kingʼs visit to the Buddha, with the representation of the royal elephants and a mango grove, 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.