Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 138
Photo 138 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 138. Kuvera Yaksha
Figure 138:—Railing pillar showing the male divinity Kuvera Yaksha as a caryatid-like figure standing on a couchant dwarf, 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.