Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 68
Photo 68 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 68. Vase of Plenty
Figure 68:—Crossbar medallion showing a purnaghata (or a ‘Vase of Plenty’) bearing padma (lotus) and utpala (blue lotus) flowers and swans, 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.