Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - 16 Elders: Kanakavatsa

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 427)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Kagyu
Size 64.77x53.34cm (25.50x21in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1996.1.4
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Three Arhats performing various gestures (mudra) with the hands.

At the top left is the primordial buddha Vajradhara accompanied by two mahasiddhas. The yogi Milarepa is seated on the right side below a group of lama figures.

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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