Tibet, Gopaka, Kalika and Abheda

18th century, Tibet, Gopaka, gilt metal, at the Rubin Museum of Art.

18th century, Tibet, Gopaka, gilt metal, at the Rubin Museum of Art.

One of the sixteen arhats worshipped in Tibet, Gopaka holds a manuscript between both hands.

15th century, Eastern Tibet, arhat Kalika, gilt brass, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

15th century, Eastern Tibet, arhat Kalika, gilt brass, at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art.

Kalika holds a gold earring/hoop in each (or in one) hand.

15th-16th century, Tibet, arhat Abheda, copper alloy, same as before.

15th-16th century, Tibet, arhat Abheda, copper alloy, same as before.

Abheda holds a stupa with both hands.

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