Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 137
Photo 137 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 137. Uraga Jataka
Figure 137:—Coping panel depicting the Uraga Jataka with the representation of a snake, a lizard and four lions, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Courtesy: B. Subrahmanyam, Jatakas in Buddhist Thought and Art, Vol. I, Plate 20).
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.