Himalayan Art Resources

Item: King - Ligmincha

རྒྱལ་པོ། 国王
(item no. 85500)
Origin Location Nepal
Date Range 1960 -
Lineages Bon
Material Ground Mineral Pigment on Cotton
Collection Ligmincha Institute - photographs
Notes about the Central Figure

Classification: Person

Appearance: King

Gender: Male

Interpretation / Description

Ligmincha, King (8th century): the 18th and last king of the Zhang Zhung kingdom of Western Tibet.

According to the histories of the Bon religion King Ligmincha was murdered by the Buddhist King Trisong Detsen, of central Tibet, during his expansionist campaigns. The Queen of Ligmincha was later able to avenge the death and likewise murdered King Trisong Detsen.

Jeff Watt & Lee Hartline 2-2002

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