Ur-Pabilsag

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Ur-Pabilsag
𒌨𒀭𒉺𒉋𒊕
King of Ur
Ur-Palbisag.jpg
Enthroned King of Ur, on the Standard of Ur, found in grave PG 779, possibly belonging to Ur-Palbisag.
Reignfl. circa 2600 BCE
PredecessorA-Imdugud
SuccessorMeskalamdug
HouseFirst Dynasty of Ur
Location of Ur, in the Near East, modern Iraq.

Ur-Pabilsag (𒌨𒀭𒉺𒉋𒊕, ur-dpa-bil2-sag) 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 inscription fragment found in Ur, bearing the title "Ur-Pabilsag, king of Ur".[1][2] It has been suggested that his tomb is at the Royal Cemetery at Ur (Grave PG 779).[3][4] He may have died around 2550 BCE.[5]

It also has been suggested that Ur-Pabilsag was the son of king A-Imdugud, known from grave PG 1236, which is the largest and probably the earliest tomb structure at the Royal Cemetery at Ur.[6] The tomb of Ur-Pabilsag (Grave PG 779) is generally considered as the second oldest at the site, and probably contemporary with grave PG 777, thought to be the tomb of his queen.[6] Meskalamdug (grave PG 755, or possibly PG 789) was his son.[7]

Artifacts[edit]

Several artifacts are known from tomb PG 779 at the Royal Cemetery at Ur, such as the famous Standard of Ur, and decorated shell plaques.[8][9]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ Inscription "1. {d}LAK566 2. ur-{d}pa-bil2-sag3. lugal uri2#[{ki}-ma]" on fragment BM 124348 in "CDLI-Found Texts". cdli.ucla.edu.
  2. ^ For a photograph: Benati, Giacomo. The “Archaic I” Phase of the Ziqqurat Terrace at Ur: A Contextual Re-assessment. p. 216, Cat. 33.
  3. ^ Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2003. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-58839-043-1.
  4. ^ Reallexikon der Assyriologie und Vorderasiatischen Archäologie. De Gryuter. 2015. p. 437.
  5. ^ 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
  6. ^ a b 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.
  7. ^ Reade, Julian (2003). Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. p. 96. ISBN 978-1-58839-043-1.
  8. ^ 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.
  9. ^ 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

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