Figure 75. Chakavaka Nagaraja

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Figure 75:—Railing pillar portraying the male divinity Chakavaka Nagaraja with a serpent crest in his headdress as a caryatid-like figure, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Photograph by the author).

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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.

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