GUDEA
(reigned C. 2141 – C. 2122 B.C.)
   Sumerian ruler of Lagash. Gudea is best known as a patron of the arts and as the builder of a new templeat Girsu. Among the ruins of this temple were found a number of life-size statues of diorite stone, representing Gudea (see ART). Some of these statues have lengthy inscriptions that refer to the circumstances of the temple project. Gudea commanded enough resources to furnish the building with sumptuous materials that had to be procured from far afield. There is no indication that Lagash was subservient to any other city-state at that time. Gudea kept peace with his neighbors but undertook raids to Anshan and Elam that yielded substantial booty. The literary style of his inscriptions counts as the epitome of classical Sumerian.

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