Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 95
Photo 95 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 95. The Enlightenment (Sanci)
Figure 95:—Panel on the inner face of the middle architrave of the northern gateway depicting the Enlightenment with the representation of people and celestial beings worshipping an empty seat under a peepal (sacred fig) tree on the left alongside Mara and his demons present on the centre and right, Stupa I, Sanci, c. 1st century BCE. (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.