Ahmose Sapair

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Prince of Egypt
Ahmose-Sapair at the Louvre (E 15682)
DynastySeventeenth Dynasty of Egypt
PharaohSeqenenre Tao to Ahmose I
FatherSeqenenre Tao or Ahmose I
BurialDra Abu el-Naga?, Thebes

Ahmose-Sapair (also -Sipair) was a prince of the late Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt (1580 to 1550 BCE).


He was probably a son of Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao and a brother of Ahmose I[1] or the child of Ahmose I.[2]


in hieroglyphs
Era: New Kingdom
(1550–1069 BC)

During the Eighteenth Dynasty, he appears on several monuments. Such prominence is relatively rare in the case of princes who never ascended to the throne, so it has been suggested that he might be identical to the unknown father of Thutmose I, who succeeded Sapair's nephew, the childless Amenhotep I.[1]


At Dra Abu el-Naga,[3] shabits and funerary linen belonging to Ahmose-Sapair has been found.[4] However, the mummy identified as his is that of a 5- to 6-year-old boy. The mummy was found in the Deir el-Bahari cache (DB320) in 1881 and was unwrapped by Grafton Elliot Smith and A. R. Ferguson on September 9, 1905.[5] The location of his tomb is unknown, however it was still known during the inspection of tombs from the Twentieth Dynasty mentioned on the Abbott Papyrus.[2]


  1. ^ a b Dodson, Aidan; Hilton, Dyan (2004). The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05128-3., p.129
  2. ^ a b Wente, Edward F. Thutmose III's Accession and the Beginning of the New Kingdom. p. 271 . Journal of Near Eastern Studies, University of Chicago Press, 1975.
  3. ^ José M. Galán (2017) Ahmose(-Sapair) in Dra Abu el-Naga North https://www.jstor.org/stable/26948565
  4. ^ "Djehuty Project discovers significant evidences of the 17th Dynasty of Ancient Egypt".
  5. ^ The mummy of Ahmose-Sipair

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