Usermontu

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Usermontu
Vizier
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh Tutankhamun, Horemheb
Father Nebmehyt
Mother Raia

Usermontu was a vizier to Tutankhamen and likely of Horemheb.

Usermontu is depicted in the tomb of Khons, called To (TT 31). In the hall Usermontu and his brother Huy, who was a prophet of Montu are shown offering to the barque of Montu. Usermontu is said to be born of Maia.[1][2] A statue from a private collection gives the name of his father as Nebmehyt.[3][4]

A second individual by the name of Usermontu is mentioned in the tomb, but this individual is the son of Khonsu. This younger Usermontu is a High Priest of Sobek.

The Vizier Usermontu is also depicted in the tomb of the High Priest of Sobek, Hatiay (TT 324). Usermontu is shown seated at a banquet with vizier Nebamun(?).[5]

A stela from Usermontu was found in Armant. The text includes a hymn to Montu.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kitchen, Rammeside Inscriptions, Volume III. p 290
  2. ^ Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography: The Theban Necropolis, pg 47-49
  3. ^ Topographical Bibliography, Non-Royal Statues, previously online.
  4. ^ Habachi in Ruffle et al. (eds.), Glimpses of Ancient Egypt. Studies in Honour of H. W. Fairman 36 pl. iii fig. 3
  5. ^ Porter and Moss, p 395
  6. ^ Werner, Montu and the "Falcon Ships" of the Eighteenth Dynasty, JARCE, Vol. 23, (1986), pp. 107-123