Himalayan Art Resources

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

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 69405)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Size 60.33x43.18cm (23.75x17in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Asian Art Museum of San Francisco
Catalogue # B62D42
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Rahula, Chudapantaka and Pindola Bharadvaja, Arhats.

In the middle center is Rahula, the son of Shakyamuni Buddha, holding a golden crown. Above to the left is the Buddha of Long-life, Amitayus. At the lower left is Chudapantaka with hands placed in the lap. At the right is Pindola Bharadvaja holding a book in the right hand and a begging bowl in the left.

Jeff Watt 6-2009

Front of Painting
English Translation of Inscription: [Tibetan name inscriptions are written below or to the side of the three Arhat figures]

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