Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 47
Photo 47 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 47. Kakkata Jataka
Figure 47:—Railing medallion depicting the Kakkata Jataka with the representation of the elephant, crab, duck and fish, 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.