University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Anthropology
Native NameThangka
Object Number:CG94-1-58B
Current Location: Collections Storage
Culture:Tibetan
Buddhist
Provenience: Tibet (uncertain)
Date Made: 18th Century
Early Date: 1700
Late Date: 1799
Section:Asian
Materials:Canvas
Technique:Painting
Iconography:Sthavira
Arhat
Bakula
Cūḍapanthaka
Rāhula
Piṇḍolabhāradvāja
Panthaka
Gopaka
Abhedya
Nāgasena
Virupaksha
Vaishravana
Umbrella
Jewel-Spitting Mongoose
Inscription Language:Tibetan Language

Description

Painting showing eight of the Sixteen Arhats (Lha. Neten Chudruk, WT gnas.brtan.bcu.drug) together with two of the Four Heavenly Kings, facing the viewer’s right, presumably originally a set together with CG94-1-58A (showing the other eight facing the viewer’s left) 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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