Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 45
Photo 45 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 45. The Uttarakuru Story
Figure 45:—Coping panel depicting the Uttarakuru story with the representation of a crouching elephant and several trees, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Courtesy: Vidya Dehejia, Discourse in Early Buddhist Art: Visual Narratives of India, Fig. 68).
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.