Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 65
Photo 65 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 65. Royal Couple
Figure 65:—Central panel on the end face of the Prasenajit pillar depicting a royal couple with the man holding a hawk and the lady holding a dove, 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.