Heqanakht

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Heqanakht
Viceroy of Kush
Predecessor Yuny
Successor Paser II
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh Ramesses II

Heqanakht was Viceroy of Kush during the reign of Ramesses II.[1] His titles include: King's son of Kush, overseer of the Southern Lands, Fan-bearer on the king's right, Messenger to every land, Hereditary prince, royal sealbearer.[2]

Heqanakht is attested in several locations:[3]

  1. Graffiti in Aswan - Heqanakht is shown adoring a cartouche of Ramesses II
  2. A squating statue from Quban - The base is inscribed with hetep di nesu offerings from the King to Atum and Osiris.
  3. A reused block from Quban is inscribed with Heqanakht's name.
  4. In the temple at Amada Heqanakht is shown praising Re-Harakhti
  5. In a rock stela from Abu Simbel Heqanakht is shown adoring Queen Nefertari before offerings. The stela also depicts Ramesses II with the King's Daughter Meritamen
  6. In Aksha the name of Heqanakht appears on a lintel from a building
  7. In a stela from Serra Peniuy, Ruler of Tekhet mentions a gift from Heqanakht.
  8. In Amarah Heqanakht is shown adoring Ramesses II
  9. In Abri Heqanakht is shown giving praise to the Pharaoh on a lintel.

References[edit]

  1. ^ The Viceroys of Ethiopia by George A. Reisner The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 6, No. 1. (Jan., 1920)
  2. ^ Kitchen, K.A., Rammeside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume III, Blackwell Publishers, 1996
  3. ^ Kitchen, K.A., Rammeside Inscriptions, Translated & Annotated, Translations, Volume III, Blackwell Publishers, 1996