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Title

The Jagannatha trinity


Artists

Unknown Artist


About

This painting depicts a Hindu trinity of gods: Jagannatha, a manifestation of the god Vishnu; his brother, Balabhadra, a manifestation of the god Shiva; and his sister Subhadra, a manifestation of Durga or the goddess. The chief centre of worship of these deities is in Puri, Orissa where a large temple complex is dedicated to the worship of these deities.

Images such as this were created as pilgrim paintings, and were bought by worshippers as a souvenir of their visit to the temple. They were often quickly drawn, highly stylised images using a limited palette of colours.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, August 2000


Details


Place where the work was made

Puri Orissa India


Date

circa 1900


Media category

Painting


Materials used

gouache on paper


Dimensions

22.7 x 27.7 cm image


Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.


Credit

Gift of Barbara Beiboer-Allen 2000


Location

Not on display


Accession number

237.2000



Place

Where the work was made
Puri

Shown in 1 exhibition

Exhibition history