Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 107
Photo 107 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 107. Mucalinda-Buddha (Nagarjunakonda)
Figure 107:—Panel depicting Mucalinda Nagaraja in the theriomorphic form protecting the Buddha, Nagarjunakonda, c. 3rd century CE, Archaeological Museum, Nagarjunakonda. (Courtesy: Jyoti Rohilla Rana, The Sculptural Art of Amaravati, Plate 7.11).
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.