Standing Arhat (Translation)
羅漢立像 鎌倉時代 絹本著色 (Primary Title)
Portrait of Iyosensei (醫王善逝) (Former Title)
Hanging Scroll of Rakan (Arhat) (Former Title)
hanging scroll (Object Name)

Unknown (Artist)

early 14th century
Hanging scroll; ink, color, and gold on silk
Overall (scroll): 82 1/2 × 26 5/8 in. (209.55 × 67.63 cm)
Image: 46 7/8 × 17 1/2 in. (119.06 × 44.45 cm)
An arhat is an enlightened being and a devoted follower of Shakyamuni Buddha. A rare 14th-century painting, this scroll depicts an arhat, most likely Ananda, with his hands clasped in prayer and his facial expressions conveying spiritual devotion. The bold brushwork and textile details reveal Chinese Yuan-dynasty tradition mixed with the Kamakura naturalistic style. The painting has been recently remounted with the support of the Sumitomo Foundation in Japan.
Chinese Yuan-dyansty style
Kegon School 華嚴宗
Kamakura period (1185-1333)
Gift of Albert P. Hinckley, Jr.
Image released via Creative Commons CC-BY-NC

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