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The Jagannatha trinity

circa 1900


Unknown Artist

  • Details

    Place where the work was made
    Puri Orissa India
    circa 1900
    Media category
    Materials used
    gouache on paper
    22.7 x 27.7 cm image
    Signature & date

    Not signed. Not dated.

    Gift of Barbara Beiboer-Allen 2000
    Not on display
    Accession number
    © Copyright reserved

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  • 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

  • Places

    Where the work was made


  • Exhibition history

    Shown in 1 exhibition