University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number:CG94-1-58A
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Canvas
Technique:Painting
Iconography:Sthavira
Arhat
Ajita
Vanavāsin
Angaja
Mahākālika
Vajrīputra
Kanaka
Śrībhadra
Kanakavatsa
Virudhaka
Dhritarashtra
Inscription Language:Tibetan Language

Description

Painting showing eight of the Sixteen Arhats (Skt. Ṣoḍaśa Sthavirāḥ; Lha. Neten Chudruk; WT gnas.brtan.bcu.drug) and two of the Four Heavenly Kings facing the viewer’s left, presumably originally a set together with CG94-1-58B (showing the other eight facing the viewers’ right) and CG94-1-58C showing Śākyamuni with Hva Shang and Dharmatala. The Arhats and Heavenly Kings are shown with their standard iconographic attributes, and the Arhats are labeled with their names in Tibetan.


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