Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 52
Photo 52 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 52. Kurungamiga Jataka
Figure 52:—Railing medallion depicting the Kurungamiga Jataka with the representation of the antelope, tortoise, woodpeckers and fish, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Courtesy: B. Subrahmanyam, Jatakas in Buddhist Thought and Art, Vol. I, Plate 72).
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.