Anen

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Anen
Anen, second prohphet of amun, Anen.jpg
Statue of Tiye's brother
Born Anen
Akhmim, Upper Egypt
Died Year 30 of Amenhotep III
Nationality Egyptian / Nubian
Known for Chancellor of Lower Egypt,Prophet of Amun, Sem-Priest, Divine Father
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Anen
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Anen was an Ancient Egyptian official during the late Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. He was the son of Yuya and Tjuyu and the brother of Queen Tiye, the wife of Pharaoh Amenhotep III. Under the rule of his brother-in-law, Anen became the Chancellor of Lower Egypt, Second Prophet of Amun, sem-priest of Heliopolis, and acquired the title Divine Father.

Anen is depicted in a notable surviving statue (Turin 5484), now in Turin Italy. A shabti of his is now in Hague. Inscriptions on Anen's own monuments do not mention the fact that he was Amenhotep III's brother-in-law.[1] However, this relationship is established by a short but clear reference to him in his mother Tjuyu's coffin, which stated that her son Anen was the second prophet of Amun.[2]

It is likely that he died before Year 30 of Amenhotep III, since he is not mentioned in texts relating to the pharaoh's sed-festival[3] and in the last decade of Amenhotep's reign another man, Simut takes over Anen's place as Second Prophet of Amun. Simut had been Fourth Prophet of Amun previously.

Anen was buried in his tomb in the Theban Necropolis, on the west bank of the Nile opposite Thebes. His son and four daughters are depicted in his tomb, but their names didn't survive.[4] But there is to say it is not clear where Dodson / Hilton have there informations from. The last Egyptologist (Lyla Pinch-Brock) working in the tomb found no advice for these children. There is also no mention in the diarys by Norman de Garis Davies.

References[edit]

  1. ^ David O'Connor & Eric Cline, Amenhotep III: Perspectives on his reign, University of Michigan Press, 1998, p.6
  2. ^ O'Connor & Cline, pp.5-6
  3. ^ Aldred: Akhenaten, p.220
  4. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.157