|Date Range||1400 - 1499|
|Material||Ground Mineral Pigment on Silk|
Kalika, the Elder (Tibetan: du den, dra chen dzin. Sanskrit: Sthavira Kalika): the 4th arhat from the set of 16 great arhats.
"On the good continent of Jambudvipa is the noble elder Kalika, surrounded by 1,100 arhats; homage to the One holding gold earrings." (Sakya liturgical text).
The Sixteen Great Arhats are generally painted as a set. The full group would include the buddha Shakyamuni, the 16 arhats, the attendant Dharmatala, the patron Hvashang and the Four Guardians of the Directions - Vaishravana, Virupaksha, Dritarashtra and Virudhaka.
Jeff Watt 5-99