Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 125
Photo 125 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 125. Chaddanta Jataka (Sanci)
Figure 125:—Panel on the inner face of the central architrave of the southern gateway depicting the Chaddanta Jataka with the representation of the elephant, 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.