Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 127
Photo 127 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 127. Vidhurapandita Jataka (Amaravati)
Figure 127:—Coping relief depicting the Vidhurapandita Jataka with the representation of the horse, Amaravati, c. 2nd century CE, Government Museum, Chennai. (Courtesy: Jyoti Rohilla Rana. The Sculptural Art of Amaravati, Plate 4.19)
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.