英文名称: Arhat/Sthavira (Buddhist Elder) - 16 Elders: Kanakavatsa
内容:Kanakavatsa, the Elder (Tibetan: ne ten, ser be'u, Sanskrit: Sthavira Kanakavatsa, English: the Golden Calf): the 7th arhat from the set of 16 great arhats.At the left a tall red table supports an incense bowl, gold flower vase and a red box partially covered with a cloth. At the right side beneath a tall flowering tree as a canopy is a standing lay attendant holding a religious book in front, respectfully held with a red piece of cloth. Variously adorned with gold ornaments and multi-coloured garments he stands in a polite manner with the feet together. Below, a balding dwarf, similarly attired with ornaments and dress, holds upraised a bowl of fruit as an offering. The background is filled with green hills and foliage, clouds of yellow, red and green, against a dark blue sky. The foreground of a green open space exhibits minor rocky features.The standard iconographic form of Kanakavatsa typically portrays him holding a long jewel lasso in both hands - a gift of the nagas. The Sixteen Great Arhats are generally painted as a set. The full group would include the buddha Shakyamuni, the 16 arhats, the attendant Dharmatala, the patron Hvashang and the Four Guardians of the Directions: Vaishravana, Virupaksha, Dritarashtra and Virudhaka.Jeff Watt 5-99Front of PaintingEnglish Translation of Inscription: The Noble Golden Calf.