Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 66
Photo 66 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 66. Full-Blown Lotus
Figure 66:—Pillar half-medallion depicting a full-blown padma (lotus) flower and tortoises, 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.