Himalayan Art Resources

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

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 65373)
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Collection Rubin Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Vajriputra and Kalika, Elders.

[4] On the good continent of Jambudvipa [Southern Continent] is the noble elder Kalika, surrounded by 1,100 arhats; homage to the one holding a pair of gold earrings.

[5] On the Island of Singha [Sri Lanka] is the noble elder Vajriputra, surrounded by 1,000 arhats; homage to the one performing a pointing gesture and holding a fly whisk.

Jeff Watt 7-2015

Secondary Images
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Painting Set: Arhats: Two Main Figure Format
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Collection of Rubin Museum of Art: Arhat/Sthavira
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Collection: Christies New York (Painting. September 15, 2015)