Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 124
Photo 124 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 124. Mahakapi Jataka (Sanci)
Figure 124:—Top outer panel on the southern pillar of the western gateway depicting the Mahakapi Jataka with the representation of a forest and a river with fishes, 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.