Description The sixteen arhats associated with the Buddha Shakyamuni were disciples who may be considered Buddhist saints. Two of them appear here, and probably the other fourteen were depicted on seven thankas belonging to the same set. Around Chudapanthaka (above) are flying rocks that suggest the he is meditating in a cave. Below is Pindola Bharadvaja. Secondary figures include cosmic Buddhas, an angry protector deity for each arhat, and attendant monks.
- Desire and Devotion: Art from India, Nepal, and Tibet in the John and Berthe Ford Collection. The Walters Art Museum, Baltimore; Santa Barbara Museum of Art, Santa Barbara; Albuquerque Museum, Albuquerque; Birmingham Museum of Art, Birmingham. 2001-2003.
Provenance Sonam Tashi, Hong Kong [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, August 1, 1995, by purchase.
Inscriptions Tibetan, front (4) & back
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford
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