Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 133
Photo 133 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 133. Vidhurapandita Jataka (Top Section)
Figure 133:—Panel on the Vidhura pillar depicting the Vidhurapandita Jataka (top section) with the representation of two mithuna (amorous) couples, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (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.