Himalayan Art Resources

Painting Set: Arhats (Mountain/Basel)

Arhat Set (Mountain/Basel) | Shakyamuni Buddha Main Page | Mountain Sanctuary Collection Main Page

See HAR# 3314500 from the same set which now belongs to the Museum of Culture in Basel, Switzerland, HAR #31511 and HAR #13604 in private collections.

The complete set of paintings comprises twenty-three compositions with Shakyamuni Buddha and the two principal disciples as the center piece followed by the Sixteen Great Elders (arhats), the attendant Dharmatala and the patron Hvashang. Completing the set are the Four Guardian Kings of the Directions.

Currently only eleven of the elders are accounted for, the patron Hvashang and two of the Guardian Kings - Vaishravana and Dhritarashtra.

Jeff Watt 7-2015 [updated 2-2019]