La-erabum

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La-erabum or Lasirab
๐’†ท๐’‚๐’Š๐’€Š
King of Sumer
Votive mace head mentioning the name of La-arab, king of Gutium, c. 2150 BCE, from Sippar, Iraq. British Museum.jpg
Mace dedicated to a deity by La-erabum ("Lasirab"), king of Gutium. British Museum, BM 90852[1]
Reignfl. circa 2150 BCE
PredecessorApilkin
SuccessorIrarum
Gutian languageLa-erabum or Lasirab
HouseGutian Dynasty of Sumer
Sippar is located in Near East
Sippar
Sippar
Location of Sippar, where the macehead was excavated.

La-erabum or Lasirab (๐’†ท๐’‚๐’Š๐’€Š la-รฉ-ra-ab also read la-a3-ra-ab, formerly read la-si-ra-ab,[2] fl. circa 2150 BCE) was the 12th Gutian ruler of the Gutian Dynasty of Sumer.[3]

Sumerian King List[edit]

La-erabum is mentioned in the "Sumerian King List" (SKL). According to the SKL: La-erabum was the successor of Apilkin. Irarum then succeeded La-erabum, also according to the SKL.[4]

Votive macehead[edit]

A votive macehead with his name is located in the British Museum (BM 90852). It was excavated in ancient Sippar.[5] The macehead inscription reads:

Laerabum mace inscription (complete transcription)

๐’†ท๐’‚๐’Š๐’€Š / ๐’•๐’ˆ / ๐’ˆ— / ๐’„–๐’‹พ๐’…Ž / [...] / ๐’…๐’‰Œ๐’ˆ  / ๐’€€๐’ˆฌ๐’Š’ / ๐’Šญ๐’พ / ๐’‹œ๐’€€ / ๐’Œ‹๐’Š“๐’๐’†ช๐’‰Œ / ๐’…‡๐’‹ณ๐’‹ข / ๐’„ฟ๐’Š“๐’‹ซ๐’Š’ / ๐’€ญ๐’„–๐’‹พ๐’…Ž / ๐’€ญ๐’ˆน / ๐’…†๐’‚ / ๐’€ญ๐’‚—๐’ช / ๐’ผ๐’‹ข / ๐’‡ท๐’ช๐’„ฉ / ๐’…‡ / ๐’Šบ๐’†ฐ๐’ช / ๐’‡ท๐’…‹๐’„–๐’• / ๐’…‡ / ๐’†œ๐’† [x]๐’‹ข / ๐’€€๐’„ฟ๐’‹›๐’…•

la-'a3-ra-ab / da-[num2] / lugal / gu-ti-im / (n lines broken) [...] / ib-[ni]-ma / a mu-ru / sha dub / su4-a / u-sa-sa3-ku-ni / u3 shum-su / i-sa-ta-ru / {d}gu-ti-im / {d}inanna / u3 / {d}suen / suhush-su / li-su2-ha / u3 / she-numun-su2 / li-il-qu3-ta2 / u3 / kaskal{ki}-x-su2 / a i-si-ir

"Lasirab, the mighty King of Guti, ...[6 colums damaged]... has made and presented this. Whoever removes this inscribed stone, and writes the mention of his name thereupon, his foundation may Guti (or, "the Gods of Gutium"), Nina and Sin tear up and exterminate his seed, and may whatsoever he undertakes not prosper"

โ€” Macehead inscription of La-erabum, British Museum, BM 90852[6][7][8][9][10][11]
Preceded by
Apilkin
Gutian Dynasty
fl. circa 2150 BCE
Succeeded by
Irarum

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "votive offering / mace". British Museum.
  2. ^ The Sumerian Kings List (PDF). p. 119, note 305.
  3. ^ The Sumerian King List, The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, Oxford University [1]
  4. ^ The Sumerian King List, The Electronic Text Corpus of Sumerian Literature, Oxford University [2]
  5. ^ "votive offering / mace". British Museum.
  6. ^ Rogers, Robert William (2015). History of Babylonia and Assyria. Cambridge University Press. p. 360. ISBN 978-1-108-08307-2.
  7. ^ "votive offering / mace". British Museum.
  8. ^ Thureau-Dangin, F. (Franรงois) (1905). Les inscriptions de Sumer et d'Akkad, transcription et traduction. Paris, Leroux. pp. 244-246.
  9. ^ Full transcription: "CDLI-Found Texts". cdli.ucla.edu.
  10. ^ Frayne, Douglas (1993). Sargonic and Gutian Periods. University of Toronto Press. pp. 228โ€“229.
  11. ^ "CDLI-Found Texts". cdli.ucla.edu.
  12. ^ The Sumerian Kings List (PDF). p. 119, note 305.
  13. ^ Thureau-Dangin, F. (Franรงois) (1905). Les inscriptions de Sumer et d'Akkad, transcription et traduction. Paris, Leroux. pp. 244-246.