Without doubt this is the real explanation of the devotional attitude displayed by Gudea in his statues.
Gudea describes the papakhu as the "dark" (or inner) chamber.
Thus encouraged by her favour and that of Ningirsu, Gudea set out for the temple of the goddess Nin.
When the ceremony of installation had been successfully performed, Gudea rested, and for seven days he feasted with his people.
Of all its energetic and capable patesis, the most celebrated was Gudea, who reigned sometime before 2400 B.C.
Of the dress of the women in the days of Gudea we have a good illustration in Pl.
Gudea probably, and most certainly his successors, ruled in this way over Lagash, as a fief depending on the crown of Uru.
In the later period of Gudea we find the same style of weapon in use.
Gudea installed them near their father that they might offer favourable prayers.
One of these was Gudea, whose statue may be seen in the Louvre.