Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 115
Photo 115 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 115. Worship of the Stupa (Sanci)
Figure 115:—East facing panel on the western pillar of the northern gateway depicting the worship of the stupa with the representation of several winged celestial beings hovering around the parasols at the pinnacle, 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.