Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 90
Photo 90 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 90. The Great Departure (Nagarjunakonda)
Figure 90:—Panel depicting the Great Departure with the representation of Siddhartha mounted on his horse Kanthaka, Nagarjunakonda, c. 2nd-3rd century CE, Archaeological Museum, Nagarjunakonda. (Courtesy: H. Sarkar and B.N. Misra, Nagarjunakonda, Plate 10).
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.