The Jagganatha Triad

Polychrome painting on canvas depicting the Jagannatha triad: Balabhadra on the left, the goddess Subhadra in the centre and Jagannath on the right. Jagannath is depicted with a square black head, the body represented as a stump and the arms raised up, with little attempt at anthropomorphism. The eyes are very large and round. Balabhadra is similarly stylised, with a white round head, body similar to that of Jagannath and arms uplifted. The goddess Subhadra is very small in comparison, wedged between the two, with a brown stylised face and pink body. The three deities are depicted inside a domed shrine, with figures of dancers and worshippers and offerings above and to either side. Below are two prancing lions and a fish to the right.

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