Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 130
Photo 130 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 130. Female on Naga
Figure 130:—Pillar chamfer sculpture showing a female standing on a naga hood under a sala tree, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Courtesy: Arabinda Ghosh, Remains of Bharhut Stupa in the Indian Museum, Plate 23, c).
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.