Himalayan Art Resources

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

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 65210)
Origin Location Eastern Tibet
Date Range 1500 - 1599
Lineages Buddhist
Size 46.36x26.67cm (18.25x10.50in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Catalogue # acc. #C2003.11.3
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Rahula, the Buddha's son. Rahula has a number of different ways in which he is depicted. The most common depiction in Tibetan art is for him to be holding up a jeweled crown with both hands. Chinese depictions often have him holding a staff in one hand and a tiger or lion seated at his feet.

Jeff Watt 7-2010

Secondary Images
Related Items
Thematic Sets
Arhat/Sthavira: Main Page & Arhat/Sthavira Appearance (Elder)
Painting Set: Arhats: Single Main Figure
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Arhat/Sthavira: Rahula Main Page
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Arhat/Sthavira