Figure 139. Gangita Yaksha

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Figure 139:—Railing pillar showing the male divinity Gangita Yaksha as a caryatid-like figure standing on an elephant, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata. (Photograph by the author).

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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.

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