Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 36
Photo 36 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 36. Elephant in a Relic Procession
Figure 36:—Coping relief depicting an elephant leading a relic procession, Bharhut, Allahabad Museum, Allahabad. (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.