Reptynub

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Reptynub (English pronunciation: [rɛptiːnʊb]; also written as Repytnub and Reputnebu) was a Queen during the Fifth Dynasty of Egypt. She was the wife of King Nyuserre Ini.[2][3] She was possibly a mother of Menkauhor Kaiu (if he was Nyuserre’s son).[4]

Family[edit]

Reptynub is identified as the wife of king Nyuserre based on the discovery of a fragment of a statue in his mortuary temple. A smaller pyramid next to that of Niuserre likely belonged to his wife and the pyramid may have belonged to Reptynub.[5][6]

Fragments of a statue of a queen were found in the tomb of the vizier Ptahshepses and his wife, the king’s daughter Khamerernebty. No name was found on the statue fragments, but the statue is assumed to depict Reptynub.[6]

She could be a mother of the princess Reputnebty,[7] who is mentioned on a limestone fragment found in the pyramid complex of the queen Khentkaus II. She was named after Two Ladies.

Another child of Reptynub was maybe Prince Khentykauhor.[8]

Father-in-law of Reptynub was King Neferirkare Kakai, and her brother-in-law was King Neferefre.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Djedkare’s family cemetery, volume 6 by Miroslav Verner and Vivienne G. Callender. This volume contains the results of excavations at the Djedkare’s family cemetery at Abusir, arranged by individual tomb. 2002. On page 152 Reputnebty is mentioned.
  2. ^ Uppsala studies in ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern civilizations. By Magnus Ottosson. Uppsala: Universitet; Stockholm: Almqvist & Wiksell, distributors.
  3. ^ Chronicle of the queens of Egypt: from early dynastic times to the death of Cleopatra by Joyce Tyldesley. She is mentioned on pages 52 and 55, together with Meresankh IV. London: Thames & Hudson, 2006.
  4. ^ M. Verner, The Pyramids, 1997
  5. ^ a b Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2004. pp. 62-69, ISBN 0-500-05128-3
  6. ^ a b Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Golden House Publications, London, 2005, ISBN 978-0-9547218-9-3
  7. ^ M. Verner, Abusir III: The Pyramid Complex of Khentkaus, Czech Institute of Egyptology, Praha, 1995
  8. ^ He is mentioned together with Reputnebty on a limestone fragment and is called "King’s son".
Preceded by
Khentkaus II
Queen of Egypt
Fifth dynasty
Succeeded by
Meresankh IV