Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 113
Photo 113 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 113. The Aerial Promenade (Sanci)
Figure 113:—Outer panel on the eastern pillar of the northern gateway depicting the cankrama with the recurring representations of the bodhi tree with large clusters of flowers, 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.