E-iginimpa'e

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E-iginimpa'e
𒂍𒅆𒉏𒉺𒌓𒁺
Tablet of E-iginimpa'e, Hermitage Museum (transcription).jpg
Votive tablet of E-iginimpa'e, Hermitage Museum (reconstitution).[1]
Reign25th century BCE
PredecessorMug-si
SuccessorMeskigal
DynastyDynasty of Adab
ReligionSumerian religion
E-iginimpa'e was ruler of Adab, circa 2500 BCE.

E-iginimpa'e (Sumerian: 𒂍𒅆𒉏𒉺𒌓𒁺, e2-igi-nim-pa-e3) was a Sumerian ruler (ensi) of the Mesopotamian city of Adab in the mid-3rd millennium BCE, probably circa 2400 BCE.[2] He succeeded another ensi known as Mugsi.[3][4]

He is known from several inscriptions, most of them located in the Oriental Institute Museum, Chicago, with one tablet in the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.[5][6] He was a contemporary of Lugal-zage-si as several land transactions are recorded between the two.[2]

One of his tablets reads, dedicated to goddess Digirmah or Ensimah (𒀭𒈤, equivalent of Martu) reads:[7]

𒀭𒈤 𒂍𒅆𒉏𒉺𒌓𒁺 𒃻𒑐𒋼𒋛 𒌓𒉣𒆠 𒂍𒈤 𒈬𒈾𒆕 𒌫𒁉𒆠𒂠 𒋼𒁀𒋛

d-mah/ e2-igi-nim-pa-e3/ GAR-ensi/ adab{ki}/ e2-mah mu-na-du/ ur2-be2 ki-sze3/ temen ba-si

"For the goddess Digirmah, E-iginimpa'e, ensi-GAR of Adab, built the E-Mah for her, and buried foundation deposits below its base"

— Tablet of E-iginimpa'e in the State Hermitage Museum, Saint Petersburg.[8][9]

E-iginimpa'e was "ensi-GAR", the highest civil office in Adab.[10]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "CDLI-Archival View". cdli.ucla.edu.
  2. ^ a b Hansen, Mogens Herman (2000). A Comparative Study of Thirty City-state Cultures: An Investigation. Kgl. Danske Videnskabernes Selskab. p. 43. ISBN 978-87-7876-177-4.
  3. ^ Frayne, Douglas (2008). Pre-Sargonic Period: Early Periods, Volume 1 (2700-2350 BC). University of Toronto Press. p. 180. ISBN 978-1-4426-9047-9.
  4. ^ Visicato, Giuseppe; Alberti, Amedeo (1994). Early dynastic administrative tablets of Šuruppak. Istituto universitario orientale. p. 19.
  5. ^ "CDLI-Found Texts". cdli.ucla.edu.
  6. ^ Frese, Tobias; Keil, Wilfried E.; Krüger, Kristina (2014). Verborgen, unsichtbar, unlesbar – zur Problematik restringierter Schriftpräsenz (in German). Walter de Gruyter GmbH & Co KG. p. 31. ISBN 978-3-11-035358-7.
  7. ^ "epsd2/sux/Ensimah[1]". oracc.museum.upenn.edu.
  8. ^ Frayne, Douglas (2008). Pre-Sargonic Period: Early Periods, Volume 1 (2700-2350 BC). University of Toronto Press. p. 184. ISBN 978-1-4426-9047-9.
  9. ^ "CDLI-Archival View". cdli.ucla.edu.
  10. ^ Visicato, Giuseppe; Alberti, Amedeo (1994). Early dynastic administrative tablets of Šuruppak. Istituto universitario orientale. p. 19.