Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 114
Photo 114 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 114. The Gift of Jetavana (Sanci)
Figure 114:—Outer panel on the eastern pillar of the northern gateway depicting the story of the gift of Jetavana grove at Shravasti by the merchant Anathapiņd ika with the representation of mango trees 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.