Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 53
Photo 53 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 53. Dabbapuppha Jataka
Figure 53:—Coping panel depicting the Dabbapuppha Jataka with the representation of the otter and jackal, 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.