Ur-Ningirsu (Sumerian: 𒀭𒊩𒌆𒄑𒍣𒁕, DNin-ḡiš-zi-da) also Ur-Ningirsu II, was a ruler (ensi) of the state of Lagash in Southern Mesopotamia who ruled c. 2110 BC. He was the son of the previous ruler of Lagash named Gudea.
A statue of Ur-Ningirsu is shared by The Metropolitan Museum of Art of New York, and the Musée du Louvre, as they own separately the head and the body of the statue, respectively. The statue has an inscription in the back, which reads:
For Ningišzida, his (personal) god, Ur-Ningirsu, ruler of Lagash, son of Gudea, ruler of Lagash, who built Ningirsu’s Eninnu, fashioned his (own) statue. I am the one beloved of his (personal) god; let my life be long - (this is how) he named that statue for his (Ningirsu’s) sake, and he brought it to him into his House
- Inscription of Statue A of Ur-Ningirsu, body AO 9504, head MMA 47.100.86, in Edzard, Sibylle; Edzard, Dietz Otto (1997). Gudea and His Dynasty. University of Toronto Press. pp. 185–186. ISBN 9780802041876.
- Edzard, Sibylle; Edzard, Dietz Otto (1997). Gudea and His Dynasty. University of Toronto Press. pp. 7–8. ISBN 9780802041876.
- Art of the First Cities: The Third Millennium B.C. from the Mediterranean to the Indus. Metropolitan Museum of Art. 2003. pp. 431–432. ISBN 9781588390431.
- "Un prince sumérien de retour à Paris - Ur-Ningirsu | Musée du Louvre | Paris". www.louvre.fr.
- Dijk-Coombes, Renate Marian van. Portrait of a Ruler: The Portrayal of Ur-Ningirsu in Statuary and Inscriptions. pp. 358–381.
- "Ur-Ningirsu in the Metropolitan Museum of Art". www.metmuseum.org.
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