Tibet, King Songtsen Gampo (4)

15th century, Tibet, King Srong btsan sgam po (Songtsen Gampo), silver, photo on Huntington Archive , at the Drepung Gompa (Tibet).

Dressed in Kingly attire and adorned with floral earrings and a short necklace, Songtsen Gampo wears the same type of truncated turban topped with the head of Amitabha as a sculpture of him kept at the Potala seen in a previous post (compare here ). Both works depict him without a moustache.

Late 17th century, Tibet, Songtsen Gampo and his two wives, clay (with cold gold and pigments), Jokhang/gTsug Lakhang, Lhasa, photo nº 51137 on Huntington Archive

We saw a photo of this sculpture but it was undated and showed only the king. This image shows his foreign wives, Princess Bhrikuti, of Nepalese origin, and Princess Wencheng, of Chinese origin.

Late 17th century, Tibet, Songtsen Gampo and his two wives, clay (with cold gold and pigments), Jokhang/gTsug Lakhang in Lhasa, photo nº 51138 in the Huntington Archive.

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