Paser I

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Paser I
Viceroy of Kush
Predecessor Amenhotep called Huy
Successor Amenemopet
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh Ay, Horemheb
Father Amenhotep called Huy
Mother Taemwadsji
Children Amenemopet

Paser I was the Viceroy of Kush during the reigns of Ay and likely Horemheb. Reisner mentions that the only datable inscriptions for Paser belong to the reign of Ay. The next known Viceroy however is Amenemopet, who is dated to the reign of Seti I. Hence it's possible that Paser I served during the reigns of Ay, Horemheb (and maybe even Ramesses I?)[1]

Paser was the son of the Viceroy Amenhotep called Huy who served during the reign of Tutankhamen. His mother was the Lady Taemwadsji.[2]

Paser's titles include: Overseer of the Gold Lands of Amun, King’s Son of Kush, overseer of the Southern Lands. Overseer of the Lands of Amun in Ta-Set, Overseer of the Gold Lands. King's scribe.[1]

Paser I is attested in:

  • Gebel es-Shems, a stela of Paser records his name and titles and a small chamber ("petit speos") is dedicated to Paser. The stela is dated to the reign of Ay.[1]
  • Sehel, an inscription mentioning Paser.[1]
  • The road from Assuan to Philae, an inscription of his son Amenemopet mentions Paser.[1]
  • A lintel from the temple of Aniba shows Paser adoring the cartouches of Horemheb.[3][4][5]


  1. ^ a b c d e The Viceroys of Ethiopia by George A. Reisner The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 6, No. 1. (Jan., 1920), pp. 38-39.
  2. ^ Porter, B. and Moss R.L.B., Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs and Paintings: The Theban Necropolis, Part One: Private Tombs. Second Edition. Griffith Institute. Oxford. 1994
  3. ^ PM VII, 81
  4. ^ G. Steindorff, Aniba II, 1937 p.25 pl 12 No 43
  5. ^ Cathie Spieser, Les noms du Pharaon comme êtres autonomes au Nouvel Empire,(OBO, 174) Friburg/Göttingen 2000, 191, 295 No 28.