Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 41
Photo 41 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 41. Vessantara Jataka
Figure 41:—Coping panel depicting the Vessantara Jataka with the representation of the banyan tree and elephant, 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.