Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 99
Photo 99 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 99. The Enlightenment (Amaravati)
Figure 99:—Dome slab panel depicting the Enlightenment with the representation of the Buddha with a halo behind his head which is encircled by the bodhi tree, Amaravati, c. 3rd century CE, Archaeological Museum, Amaravati. (Courtesy: Jyoti Rohilla Rana. The Sculptural Art of Amaravati. Plate 5.11).
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.