Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 126
Photo 126 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 126. Chaddanta Jataka (Amaravati)
Figure 126:—Crossbar medallion depicting the Chaddanta Jataka with the representation of the elephant, deer, boar and the banyan tree, Amaravati, c. 1st-2nd century CE, Government Museum, Chennai. (Courtesy: Jyoti Rohilla Rana, The Sculptural Art of Amaravati, Plate 2.36)
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.