Himalayan Art Resources

Item: Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - (Attendant) Dharmata

གནས་བརྟན། 罗汉
(item no. 91019)
Origin Location Tibet
Date Range 1700 - 1799
Lineages Uncertain
Size 60.96x50.80cm (24x20in)
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Erie Art Museum
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: Arhat

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Dharmata: the lay attendant to the 16 Arhats. In the right hand is held a flywhisk and a water flask in the left. The buddha Amitabha is seated on a cloud in the sky in front and a tiger, emanation of Maitreya, walks in front. At the bottom right is the Guardian of the North Vaishravana holding a banner and a mongoose. At the left is Virupaksha holding a stupa and a snake.

Tibetan: Ge nyen dhar ma ta

Jeff Watt 9-2000

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Arhat/Sthavira: Main Page & Arhat/Sthavira Appearance (Elder)
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Arhat: Dharmata (Attendant) Main Page
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