Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 135
Photo 135 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 135. Female Horse Rider
Figure 135:—Outer face of the pathamo thabo depicting a female rider on a horse carrying the royal standard with a garuda figure at the top (garudadhvaja), 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.