Peksater

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Peksater
Queen consort of Nubia and Egypt
Great Royal Wife, King's Daughter, etc
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A Queen from the 25th Dynasty of Egypt
Spouse Pharaoh Piye
Issue unknown
Full name
Peksater
Dynasty 25th Dynasty of Egypt
Father King Kashta
Mother Queen Pebatjma
Burial Cemetery D in Abydos
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Peksater
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Peksater (Pekerslo[1]) was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt.[2]

Biography[edit]

Peksater was the daughter of King Kashta and Queen Pebatjma. She appears with her husband Piye in a relief in the Amun Temple at Barkal. Piye is dressed as a high priest and officiates before the barque of Amun.[3] Laming and Macadam suggest she was an adopted daughter of Pebatjma.[4]

Peksater was buried in Abydos, Egypt. Parts of a lintel, three doorjambs and a stela were found.[3][5] Here she is called king's daughter, king's wife and great king's wife.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Angelika Lohwasser: Die königlichen Frauen im antiken Reich von Kusch: 25. Dynastie bis zur Zeit des Nastasen, Wiesbaden 2001, ISBN 978-3447044073, p. 175
  2. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, 2004, ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.234-240
  3. ^ a b R. Morkot: The Black Pharaohs, Egypt's Nubian Rulers, London 2000, 176; ISBN 0-948695-24-2
  4. ^ Dows Dunham and M. F. Laming Macadam, Names and Relationships of the Royal Family of Napata, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 35 (Dec., 1949), pp. 139-149, JSTOR
  5. ^ Porter and Moss Topographical Bibliography; Volume V Upper Egypt Griffith Institute. p.70