Other names / Alternative spellings
Social groups (status, family, lineage...)
Tshes pong ?
Period of activity
IXth century ?
Reign of Khri lDe srong brtsan ?
zhang Khri gzigs is mentioned in a document concerning "the tributes of the subject of the tshan of the lnga bcu rkang 'Go Klu gzigs" (ms. PT 1101 l. 1-2, first line transl. in Uray 1982 p. 547).
At least two other Khri gzigs are known from the Old Tibetan Annals but neither can be identified to this zhang Khri gzigs since both were in activity in the first third of the VIIIth century, which is too early considering the nature of ms. PT 1101 (an administrative document found in Dunhuang), and none of them belong to a zhang family ("maternal uncle [of the btsan po]"): dBa's Khri gzigs zhang nyen and Chog ro Khri gzigs gnang kong.
A "zhang Tshe spong Khri gzigs spung re tsung" is mentioned by dPa' bo gtsug lag 'phreng ba in his copy of the edict attributed to [Khri lDe srong brtsan] Sad na legs (see Chos 'byung mkhas pa'i dga' ston 2003 ed. vol. I p. 412, also Dotson 2009 p. 158).