The early followers, known as “Worthy Ones” (Arhats), included Rahula, a son born to the Buddha before he undertook his quest for enlightenment. Rahula is portrayed as dignified and gentle—an ideal monk. He can be recognized by the crown he holds, a gift bestowed upon him for teachings he gave in the Heaven of the Thirty-three Gods. This painting reflects Chinese models: the landscape recedes in space; clouds drift through the sky; and a burly figure steers a dragon at the bottom of the picture. Rahula, though an Indian prince by birth, here looks distinctly Chinese.