Arhat Bakula

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese or Tibetan

Made in China, Asia
or Tibet, Asia

c. 18th - 19th century

Colors on cloth

Image: 36 1/2 x 25 1/2 inches (92.7 x 64.8 cm) Frame: 1 1/4 x 39 1/2 x 28 1/2 inches (3.2 x 100.3 x 72.4 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
Gift of Mrs. Charles S. Ristine, 1961

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An Arhat is one who has reached the end of the Eight-Fold Path, and has not only achieved perfection, but can teach others the way to perfection. Arhat Bakula, identified by the mongoose he holds, is the central figure, surrounded by some of his liberated disciples.