Arhat Abheda

Artist/maker unknown, Chinese or Tibetan

Made in China, Asia
or Tibet, Asia

c. 18th - 19th century

Colors on cloth

Image: 39 x 27 1/2 inches (99.1 x 69.9 cm)

Curatorial Department:
South Asian Art

Object Location:

Currently not on view

Accession Number:

Credit Line:
The Samuel S. White 3rd and Vera White Collection, 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. Seated on a throne, Arhat Abheda holds his attribute, the chorten, which represents the presence of Buddha in the cosmos. Three Buddhas are at the top and three Dharmapalas (defenders of the Law) are at the bottom.