Circular painting on canvas depicting the temple of Jagganatha at Puri, Orissa, int he form of a tall shrine in which are the figures of 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 very simple shape. The eyes are very large and round. Balabhadra is similarly stylised, with a white round head, body similar to that of Jagannath. The goddess Subhadra is very small in comparison, wedged between the two. Outside and at the base of the shrine are two blue figures, one at each side. The rest of the field is divided into horizontal strips populated with figures of dancers and worshippers and offerings. Below are two prancing lions and in the lowest strip two fishes.
These objects are only a part of our collections, of which there are more than 350,000 objects. This information comes from our collections database. Some of this is incomplete and there may be errors. This part of the website is also still under construction, so there may be some fields repeated or incorrectly formatted information.
The database sometimes uses language taken from historical documents to help research, which may now appear outdated and even offensive. The database also includes information on objects that are considered secret or sacred by some communities.
If you have any further information about objects in our collections or can suggest corrections to our information, please contact us: firstname.lastname@example.org