Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - (Patron) Hvashang

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 90516)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1800 - 1899
Lineages Buddhist
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Southern Alleghenies Museum of Art
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Hvashang: the Chinese patron to the 16 Great Arhats. He holds a bead mala to the heart in the right hand and a persimmon fruit in the upraised left. At the top right is the Buddha Amitayus. At the bottom. At the bottom are the Direction Kings Virudhaka at the left and Dritarashtra on the right.

Jeff Watt 5-2000

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