A Early 19Th Century Indian Juggernaut Cart.
A rare 19th century wooden model of a Indian Juggernaut cart used on religious festivals in Indian, The word Juggernaut comes from the Indian god Jagannath and Jagannatha temple in Puri Orissa, And the word in the English language arrives from these huge wood cart because of the vast size of them. In the Indian religion it is believed if you jump under the wheels of these huge temple carts you can escape from your cast. On the bottom of the model is written ” From Lady Collins the cart of Jagannatha 13th Jan 1838″
Provenance : The Seward Kennedy Collection.