Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - Subhuti (early patriarch)

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 87210)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Gelug
Size 69x41.20cm (27.17x16.22in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Museum of Fine Arts, Boston
Catalogue # acc. #19.128, Denman Waldo Ross Collection
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Subhuti, Elder (Tibetan: rab jor, ne tan): student of the historic buddha Shakyamuni, considered to be a pre-incarnation of the Panchen Lamas. This image is from a famous set of wood block prints from Nartang Monastery, Tsang Province, Tibet.

Jeff Watt 4-2001

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Thematic Sets
Painting Set: Arhats: Single Main Figure
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama, Previous Births (Nartang)
Incarnation Lineage: Panchen Lama (Nartang Style Composition)
Teacher: Subhuti (Early Patriarch)
Collection of Museum of Fine Arts, Boston