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Woodcut - Jagganath, Balarama and Subhedra
  • Jagganath, Balarama and Subhedra
    Das, Madhab Chandra Sri
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Jagganath, Balarama and Subhedra

  • Object:

    Woodcut

  • Place of origin:

    Bengal

  • Date:

    19th century

  • Artist/Maker:

    Das, Madhab Chandra Sri (engraver)

  • Materials and Techniques:

    woodcut print on paper

  • Museum number:

    E.5561-1904

  • Gallery location:

    In Storage

Physical description

A woodcut print with narrow black border printed with a repeating diamond and floral pattern. The main charatcters are the holy trinity of Hindu gods Jagganath on the right, Balarama on the left and Subedhra in the middle. They are standing on lotus flower bases which are raised up on a platform and Jagganth and Balarama are holding their arms aloft with a weapon in each hand. There is an inscription on the semi circular section at the bottom. The pigments used for additional hand colouring are red and yellow.

Place of Origin

Bengal

Date

19th century

Artist/maker

Das, Madhab Chandra Sri (engraver)

Materials and Techniques

woodcut print on paper

Marks and inscriptions

'Sri Madhab Chandra Dasher khudita'
cut by Sri Madhab Chandra Das

Descriptive line

The Hindu trinity of gods Jagganath, Balarama and Subedhra standing with sacred weapons held aloft, on lotus flower bases.

Materials

Paper; Pigment

Techniques

Printing

Subjects depicted

Lotus

Categories

Hinduism; Religion

Collection

South & South East Asia Collection

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