Date: 14th century
Medium: Stone with color
Dimensions: H. 8 1/16 in. (20.5 cm)
Credit Line: Gift of Donald J. and Polly Bruckmann, 1994
Accession Number: 1994.93
An arhat (“venerable”) holds the highest rank in the Buddhist hierarchy, immediately below a Buddha. This bearded saint is seated in a yogic posture and holds an opened handscroll, as if preaching. This sculpture has a startling naturalism, suggestive of a portrait from life.