Himalayan Art Resources

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

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 704)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground: Cotton
Collection Shelley & Donald Rubin
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Ajita, Rahula and Pindola Bharadvaja (or Chudapantaka): from a set of seven or nine paintings depicting Shakyamuni Buddha and the Sixteen Arhats traveling to the court of the Chinese Emperor. In this painting three arhats are depicted riding on the back of a giant carp fish. In the full composition other arhats are riding tigers, water monsters, turtles or floating on lotus petals.

See painting set Arhats Traveling to China.

Jeff Watt 3-2008

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Thematic Sets
Arhat/Sthavira: Main Page & Arhat/Sthavira Appearance (Elder)
Painting Set: Arhats: Multiple Main Figures
Arhat/Sthavira: Ajita Main Page
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin
Arhat/Sthavira: Travelling to China
Collection of Shelley & Donald Rubin (Teachers)
Subject: Hidden Images In Painting