Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 121
Photo 121 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 121. Vessantara Jataka (Amaravati)
Figure 121:—Coping panel depicting the Vessantara Jataka with the representation of the elephant, bull and a grove of trees, Amaravati, c. 2nd century CE, British Museum, London. (Courtesy: Jyoti Rohilla Rana, The Sculptural Art of Amaravati, Plate 4.21).
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.