Khufukhaf I

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Khufukhaf I in hieroglyphs
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Khufukhaf
(Kha ef Khufu)
Ḫʿj-f-Ḫwfw
He appears like Khufu[1]

Khufukhaf I (also read as Khaefkhufu I) was an ancient Egyptian prince and vizier of the 4th dynasty.

Family[edit]

Khufukhaf was a son of Pharaoh Khufu, half-brother of pharaoh Djedefre and full brother of pharaoh Khafra and prince Minkhaf.[2] His mother might have been Queen Henutsen; the latter's pyramid is next to his mastaba tomb.[3] His wife was named Nefertkau II and she was buried with him in Giza.[4][5]

Life[edit]

He served as vizier, possibly towards the end of Khufu's reign or during his brother Khafra's reign.

Tomb[edit]

Khufukhaf had a double mastaba in Giza (tomb G 7130-7140) in the east field which is part of the Giza Necropolis.[2] Mastaba G 7130 is attributed to Khufukhaf's wife Nefertkau. G 7140 belonged to Khufukhaf himself. Khufukhaf is depicted with Queen Henutsen in the Hall of the Mastaba. Several sons are mentioned as well.[4] A son named Wetka (also called Tuka) is depicted in the chapel of the mastaba. Another son named Iuenka (or Iun-ka) is depicted in the chapel as well. Iunka is given the title of King's Son in the tomb.[6][7] Khufukhaf also had a daughter.[8]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ Hermann Ranke: Die ägyptischen Personennamen. J. J. Augustin, Glückstadt, 1935, page 265.
  2. ^ a b Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.60
  3. ^ Queens of 4th dynasty
  4. ^ a b Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings; Part III
  5. ^ Dodson & Hilton, p.61
  6. ^ Giza pyramids
  7. ^ Giza mastabas G7000
  8. ^ William Kelly Simpson: The Mastabas of Kawab, Khafkhufu I and II