Himalayan Art Resources

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

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 65363)
Origin Location China
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Buddhist
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
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.

At the top center is Amitayus Buddha is Sambhogakaya appearance. Below that are two buddha figures in Nirmanakaya appearance.

Jeff Watt 7-2010

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Publication: Selection of Works - Painting (RMA)

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Painting Style: Chengde (China)
Painting Set: Arhats: Single Main Figure
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art (RMA): Main Page
Painting Style: Chinese
Arhat/Sthavira: Rahula Main Page
Subject: Human Figures with Buddha Appearance
Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Arhat/Sthavira