Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 97
Photo 97 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 97. Sujata Episode (Amaravati)
Figure 97:—Pillar medallion depicting the Sujata episode with the representation of women worshipping an empty seat under the bodhi tree, Amaravati, c. 2nd century CE, British museum, London. (Courtesy: Vidya Dehejia, Discourse in Early Buddhist Art, Visual Narratives of India, Fig. 132)
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.