- Ashot Kukhi, Eristavt Eristavi
Ashot Kukhi, "Eristavt Eristavi" (896/908-918), Georgian prince, belonging to the Tao-Line of the Iberian Bagratids; the younger son of
Gurgen I Mampali. Although Ashot was nicknamed "Kukhi" meaning "the immature", he seems to have been a significant ruler. After the death of his brother Adarnase in 896, he probably stepped in and co-reigned for his nephew David who still was under age at that time. When David died in 908, Ashot became sole ruler which he remained until his own death in 918. From Kartlis Tskhovrebaand the Vita of Grigol Khandzteliwe know that Ashot was a keen supporter of monasticismin Tao-Klarjeti. He also built the cathedralat Tbetiand installed Stepane Mtbevari as its first bishop. A statue allegedly showing Ashot Kukhi which was removed from Tbetitowards the end of World War Iis now on display in the Art Museum of Georgiain Tbilisi.
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