Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - (multiple figures)

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 148)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Gelug
Size 96.52x69.22cm (38x27.25in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# P1995.16.1
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Four of the Sixteen Great Arhats: at the top left is Bhadra with the right hand raised, at the right Vajriputra holding a flywhisk in the left hand, lower left Kanaka Bharadvaja with the hands folded in the lap and at the right is Kanakavatsa with a jewel lasso. At the top right is Atisha with Dromton at the left side and a Gelugpa lama wearing a yellow pandita hat seated on the right.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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