Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 109
Photo 109 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 109. Episode of Adhyeshana (Gandhara)
Figure 109:—Panel depicting the adhyeshana episode with the representation of the leaves of a tree forming a canopy over the Buddhaʼs head, Northwest Pakistan (Gandhara), Lahore Museum, Lahore, Pakistan. (Courtesy: Vidya Dehejia, Discourse in Early Buddhist Art, Visual Narratives of India. Fig. 164).
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.