Figure 38. Muga Pakkha Jataka

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Figure 38:—Pillar medallion depicting the Muga Pakkha Jataka with the representation of the shiri̅sha tree and horse, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (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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