Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 51
Photo 51 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 51. Alambusa Jataka
Figure 51:—Railing medallion depicting the Alambusa Jataka with the representation of a doe is giving birth to a male child, 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.