Pirig-me

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Pirig-me
𒊊𒈨
Ruler of Lagash
Reignc. 2200 BCE
PredecessorUr-Ningirsu I
SuccessorLu-baba
DynastyRulers of Lagash
Ur-Ningirsu I ruled in Lagash.

Pirig-me (Sumerian: 𒊊𒈨, Pirig-me), was a Sumerian ruler (ensi) of the state of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled c. 2200 BCE. He was the son of Ur-Ningirsu I.[1][2]

Pirig-me is only known from one inscription and from one year name:[1]

"Year the en (priest) of Ningin was installed"

— Year names of Pirig-me.[1]

The inscription on a brick reads:[3]

"For Ningirsu, Enlil's mighty warrior,
Pirig-me, ruler of Lagash, son of Ur-Ningirsu, ruler of Lagash, chosen in the heart of Nanshe, named by Ningirsu, child born of Ninsun,
(...)
constructed a weir at the Ursag-ani canal."

— Inscription of Pirig-me.[1][4]

His was succeeded by Lu-baba.[1][5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e Edzard, Sibylle; Edzard, Dietz Otto (1997). Gudea and His Dynasty. University of Toronto Press. p. 12. ISBN 978-0-8020-4187-6.
  2. ^ "Brief notes on Lagash II chronology". cdli.ox.ac.uk.
  3. ^ Sauvage, Martin (1998). La brique et sa mise en oeuvre en Mésopotamie: Des origines à l'époque achéménide (in French). Ministère des Affaires Étrangères. pp. 170, 275. ISBN 978-2-86538-272-9.
  4. ^ "CDLI-Archival View". cdli.ucla.edu.
  5. ^ "Brief notes on Lagash II chronology". cdli.ox.ac.uk.


Regnal titles
Preceded by
Ur-Ningirsu I
King of Lagash
ca. 22nd century BCE
Succeeded by
Lu-baba