A-Imdugud

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A-Imdugud
𒀀𒀭𒅎𒂂
King of Ur
Seal from PG 1236 with inscription Aja-Anzu, also read A-Imdugud.jpg
Seal from PG 1236 with inscription "Aja-Anzu", also read "A-Imdugud". Upper register: a nude hero fighting lions. Lower register: chariotter trampling an enemy, and foot soldiers escorting a naked prisoner.[1][2][3]
Reignfl. circa 2600 BCE
SuccessorUr-Pabilsag
HouseFirst Dynasty of Ur
Location of Ur, in the Near East, modern Iraq.

A-Imdugud (𒀀𒀭𒅎𒂂 ADIM.DUGUDMUŠEN, named after God Imdugud, also read Aja-Anzu),[1] was an early ruler of the First Dynasty of Ur in the 26th century BCE. He does not appear in the Sumerian King List, but is known from an inscribed seal found in tomb PG 1236 in the Royal Cemetery at Ur, which is the largest and probably the earliest tomb structure at the cemetery.[4]

Tomb[edit]

Several artefacts are known from tomb PG 1236, a twin tomb at the Royal Cemetery at Ur, although the tomb was robbed in the past.[5][6] Two inscribed seals were found, one is a banquet scene with an inscription Gan-Ekiga(k), and another with the depiction of a nude hero fighting lions and a war scene reminiscent of the Standard of Ur, with the name Aja-Anzu, also read A-Imdugud.[1] This seals is very similar to the seal of Mesannepada.[1] Gold leaves with embossed designs, as well as a reconstituted gold scepter, have also been found in the tomb.[7]

Artifacts[edit]

Royal scepter[edit]

A gold scepter was also found in tomb PG 1236.[7]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Orientalia: Vol. 73. Gregorian Biblical BookShop. p. 182.
  2. ^ Hall, H. R. (Harry Reginald); Woolley, Leonard; Legrain, Leon (1900). Ur excavations. Trustees of the Two Museums by the aid of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. p. 340, item 54.
  3. ^ Drawing in Reade, Julian (2001). "Assyrian King-Lists, the Royal Tombs of Ur, and Indus Origins". Journal of Near Eastern Studies. 60 (1): 19. doi:10.1086/468883. ISSN 0022-2968. JSTOR 545577.
  4. ^ Reade, Julian (2003). Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. pp. 94–96. ISBN 978-1-58839-043-1.
  5. ^ Hall, H. R. (Harry Reginald); Woolley, Leonard; Legrain, Leon (1934). Ur excavations. Trustees of the Two Museums by the aid of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. p. Plaques 116, 117.
  6. ^ Hamblin, William James. Warfare in the ancient Near East to 1600 BC: holy warriors at the dawn of history, p. 49. Taylor & Francis, 2006. ISBN 978-0-415-25588-2
  7. ^ a b c Hall, H. R. (Harry Reginald); Woolley, Leonard; Legrain, Leon (1900). Ur excavations. [n.p.] Pub. for the Trustees of the Two Museums by the aid of a grant from the Carnegie Corporation of New York. pp. 111–113.

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Regnal titles
Preceded by
A-Imdugud
King of Ur
ca. 26th century BC
Succeeded by
Meskalamdug