Standing Arhats | Sthavira/Arhat Main Page
Subjects, Topics & Types:
- Elder: Standing Figures Description (below)
- Arhat Set (Standing)
Many of these standing arhats are likely to be depictions of Shariputra and Maudgalyayana and belong to a larger composition depicting Shakyamuni Buddha and the Sixteen Arhats, Four Guardian Kings and the Two Attendants. In Chinese Buddhism there is a tradition of depicting up to 500 arhats and some of these pieces may belong to that system.
Jeff Watt [updated 9-2015]