Himalayan Art Resources

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

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 69409)
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 # B62D41
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Pantaka, Nagasena, Pantaka and Abheda Arhats: from a seven painting set.

At the upper left is Pantaka holding a book in the right hand. On the right is Nagasena holding a vase and a monk's staff; seated in a relaxed posture. At the lower left is Gopaka holding a book with both hands. At the lower right is Abheda holding a stupa reliquary.

Jeff Watt 6-2009

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

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