Panehesy

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Not to be confused with the Nubian viceroy Pinehesy.
Panehesy's EA6 Amarna tomb

The Egyptian noble Panehesy was the 'Chief servitor of the Aten in the temple of Aten in Akhetaten' ('Second Prophet of the Lord of the Two Lands'). He was also the 'Seal-bearer of Lower Egypt.'.[1] These titles show how powerful he must have been during the Amarna Period.

His house has been located in the ruins of Amarna,[2] lying in the main city back from the Royal Road in Amarna. In this house was a large shrine which depicted Akhenaten, Nefertiti, and princess Meritaten making offerings to the Aten.

He had a tomb constructed at Amarna, Tomb 6[3] containing scenes of himself and his family[4] and others showing the royal family,[5] but his remains have never been identified. In later times, his tomb was turned into a Coptic place of worship for a while[6] and suffered damage.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aayko Eyma, ed., A Delta-Man in Yebu: Occasional Volume of the Egyptologists' Electronic Forum No. 1, p.35
  2. ^ Journal of the Manchester Egyptian and Oriental Society by Manchester Egyptian and Oriental Society, Manchester University Press 1935, p.19
  3. ^ [1] Amarna North Tomb 6
  4. ^ Gay Robins, Ann S. Fowler, Proportion and Style in Ancient Egyptian Art, University of Texas Press 1994, pp.130f.
  5. ^ Robert Hari, New Kingdom - Amarna Period: The Great Hymn to Aten, Brill 1985, p.24
  6. ^ Robins & Fowler, p.60