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Arhat Rahula
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Arhat Rahula

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Description The Buddha Shakyamuni had a son named Rahula, who became a disciple of his father. Tibetan monks regard him as a spiritual ancestor. Rahula went to a Buddhist heaven to teach, and it was there that he was given the crown he holds in his hands. The style of the throne and the facial features suggest influences from China. The rocks and animated trees are of a sort found in Tibetan paintings for only a brief period.
  • 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; Hong Kong Museum of Art, Hong Kong. 2001-2003.
Provenance Jeff Novick, San Francisco [date and mode of acquisition unknown]; purchased by John and Berthe Ford, Baltimore, April 13 1991.
Credit Promised gift of John and Berthe Ford

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opaque watercolor on cotton
(Painting & Drawing)
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Image H: 26 3/4 × W: 23 in. (67.95 × 58.42 cm); With Cloth H: 26 9/16 × W: 22 13/16 in. (67.5 × 58 cm); Framed H: 47 1/2 × W: 39 1/2 × D: 3 in. (120.65 × 100.33 × 7.62 cm)
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