Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 136
Photo 136 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 136. Male Warrior
Figure 136:—Railing pillar showing a male warrior holding a flower with a leaf as a caryatidlike figure, 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.