Himalayan Art Resources

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

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 640)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Uncertain
Size 73.66x52.07cm (29x20.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc.# F1998.10.3
Painting School Khyenri
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

This painting (HAR 640) depicting five arhats per composition and the painting HAR 122 depicting a single arhat are stylistically the same and were likely created by the same artist or workshop.

At the center is the Elder Ajita. The top right is Kalika. The top left is Vanavasin. Bottom left is Vajriputra. Bottom right is Bhadra.

Jeff Watt 4-2007

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Painting Set: Arhats: Multiple Main Figures
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