Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 83
Photo 83 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 83. Dream of Mayadevi (Amaravati)
Figure 83:—Dome slab panel depicting Mayadeviʼs dream of a celestial elephant, attended by a dozen royal chamber maids, Amaravati, c. 2nd century CE, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Courtesy: Ratan Parimoo, Life of Buddha in Indian Sculptures, Fig. 16).
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.