Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 89
Photo 89 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 89. The Great Departure (Amaravati)
Figure 89:—Pillar medallion depicting the Great Departure with the representation of Siddhartha seated on his horse Kanthaka, Amaravati, c. 3rd century CE, British museum, London. (Courtesy: Jyoti Rohilla Rana, The Sculptural Art of Amaravati, Plate 2.21).
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.