Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 62
Photo 62 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 62. Monkeys Riding an Elephant
Figure 62:—Crossbar medallion depicting five monkeys riding an elephant, 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.