Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut: photo 140
Photo 140 of 140 in Gallery: Early Indian narrative art of Bharhut
Image title: Figure 140. Worship of the Udumbara Tree
Figure 140:—Pillar medallion portraying two couples worshiping an empty seat under an udumbara tree, Bharhut, Bharhut Gallery, Indian Museum, Kolkata.
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.