Sasa Jataka Narrative Sculpture

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Anindita Basu
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published on 02 October 2016

Coping stone fragment depicting a scene from the Sasa Jataka, identified by the inscription at the top. Now housed at the Allahabad Museum, Allahabad, this narrative sculpture is about a story where the Bodhisattva is born as a rabbit and sacrifices his life to save another's. Bharhut, Madhya Pradesh, India, 2nd century BCE.



About the Author

Anindita Basu
Anindita is a technical writer and editor. Her off-work interests include Indology, data visualisation, and etymology.

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