Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 110
Photo 110 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 110. The Great Miracle at Shravasti (Sanci)
Figure 110:—Top outer panel on the eastern pillar of the northern gateway depicting the Buddhaʼs great miracle at Shravasti with the representation of people and celestial beings worshipping an empty seat beneath a mango tree with fruits, 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.