Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 111
Photo 111 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 111. Descent from the Trayastrimsha Heaven (Sanci)
Figure 111:—Top outer panel on the western pillar of the northern gateway depicting the Buddhaʼs descent from the Trayastrimsha heaven at Sankasya with the representation of the bodhi tree at the top and bottom, 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.