Figure 117. Mahaparinirvana (Gandhara)

Image title: Figure 117. Mahaparinirvana (Gandhara)

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Figure 117:—Panel depicting the Mahaparinirvana with the representation of two shala trees as broad leafed branches only, Loriyan Tangai, Pakistan (Gandhara), 2nd-3rd century CE, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Photograph by the author).

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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.

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