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Collection

Arjuna Maharana

(India  – 1993)

Title
Krishna and Balarama on horseback meeting a milkmaid
Other titles:
Kanchi Kaveri Kanchi Vijaya Jagannath and Balabhadra on horseback meeting a milkmaid
Place of origin
PuriOrissaIndia
Cultural origin
Orissan 'patachitra' - a style of folk painting made as pilgrimage souvenirs.
Year
late 20th century
Media category
Painting
Materials used
pigment on 'pati' cloth
Dimensions

61.0 x 92.0 cm sight; 65.6 x 97.0 x 3.7 cm frame

Signature & date
Not signed. Not dated.
Credit
Purchased 1996
Accession number
581.1996
Location
Not on display
Further information

This painting relates to the cult of the deity Jagannatha, who is a form of the god Krishna here seen riding on the white horse. Balarama is identified with Balabhadra, Jagannatha’s brother.

Asian Art Department, AGNSW, 2010