Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - Subhuti (early patriarch)

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 30627)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug and Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Private
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description


Subhuti Iconography: [1] Subhuti is attired as a monk. At the top left is another depiction of [2] Subhuti. At the top right is [3] Shakyamuni Buddha. At the bottom left are the [4] Four Guardian Kings.

The unique imagery can be found with the monks in a cave at the top right side., the island with a temple on top and numerous groups of monks, the naga offering a clear glass vase filled with wish-fulfilling jewels and a stem of red coral. The bottom right has a landscape scene with waterfalls and on the left are the Four Kings of the Directions.

Jeff Watt 7-2013

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Arhat/Sthavira: Painting Masterworks (Miscellaneous)
Subject: Glass Vases & Bowls
Collection X, Painting (September, 2013; NY)
Teacher: Subhuti (Early Patriarch)
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama (Nartang Extended)