Himalayan Art Resources

Arhat: Standing Figures

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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]