Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 37
Photo 37 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 37. Vidhurapandita Jataka (Central and Bottom Sections)
Figure 37:—Panels on the Vidhura pillar depicting the Vidhurapandita Jataka (central and bottom sections) with the representation of the shiri̅sha tree and horse, 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.