Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 39
Photo 39 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 39. Ruru Jataka
Figure 39:—Pillar medallion depicting the Ruru Jataka with the representation of the shiri̅sha and campaka trees and deer, 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.