Arjuna Maharana

(India  – 1993)

Krishna and Balarama on horseback meeting a milkmaid

Other titles:
Kanchi Kaveri Kanchi Vijaya Jagannath and Balabhadra on horseback meeting a milkmaid
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

Place of origin
Puri, Orissa, India
Cultural origin
Orissan 'patachitra' - a style of folk painting made as pilgrimage souvenirs.
Year
late 20th century
Media
Painting
Medium
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