Pediese, chief of the Ma

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High Priest of Ptah in Memphis
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Pediese. Closeup of the stele of the Year 28
Predecessor Takelot B?
Successor Peftjauawybast
Dynasty 22nd Dynasty
Pharaoh Shoshenq III, Pami
Father Takelot B
Mother Tijesbastperu
Children Peftjauawybast, Takelot D

Pediese was a Chief of the Ma and a High Priest of Ptah under the Twenty-second Dynasty of Egypt, who was involved in the replacement of an Apis bull which had died in the Year 28 of Shoshenq III,[1] and again in the replacement of the subsequent Apis, in the Year 2 of Pami. Both the steles were found in the Serapeum of Saqqara and both are now in The Louvre.
His son Peftjauawybast succeeded him as High Priest of Ptah.[2]


  1. ^ J. H. Breasted, Ancient Records of Egypt, Part Four, §§ 778ff.
  2. ^ Michael Rice, Who's Who in Ancient Egypt, Routledge 1999


  • Kenneth Anderson Kitchen, The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt, 1100-650 B.C., Aris & Phillips 1986, §§81f., 155, 301