|Date Range||1700 - 1799|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton|
|Collection||Rubin Museum of Art|
|Catalogue #||acc.# F1997.9.2|
Arhat: wearing the robes of a fully ordained monk and a white cloth over the head, he sits in meditation posture with the hands folded in the lap. The Arhat Ajita typically wears a head covering.
At the right side is the mahasiddha Vinapa, in the typical dress of an Indian, holding a vina - stringed instrument, in the lap. At the right is a dark-skinned mahasiddha wearing bone ornaments and a tiger skin skirt. At the top left is the buddha Shuradatta and on the right Brahma. Both Buddhas are from the set of Thirty-five Confession Buddhas.
This example of a single arhat composition (HAR 122) from a set of twenty-three paintings and the painting HAR 640 depicting five arhats per composition are stylistically the same and were possibly created by the same artist or workshop.
Jeff Watt 9-2000