An image of The Jagannatha trinity

Unknown Artist

The Jagannatha trinity

Location
Not on display
Further information

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

Place of origin
Puri, Orissa, India
Year
circa 1900
Media
Painting
Medium
gouache on paper
Dimensions
22.7 x 27.7 cm image
Signature & date

Not signed. Not dated.

Credit
Gift of Barbara Beiboer-Allen 2000
Accession number
237.2000
Copyright
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