Mindjedef

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Mindjedef
Prince of Egypt
Sarcophagus of Mindjedef MET 54.80a-b EGDP015827.jpg
Sarcophagus of Mindjedef
Burial mastaba G 7760, Giza
Wife Khufuankh
Issue son
Father Crown Prince Kawab
Mother Queen Hetepheres II
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion

Mindjedef was a Prince of ancient Egypt, who lived during the 4th Dynasty. His name means "Enduring Like Min". Min is an Egyptian fertility god.

Family[edit]

Mindjedef was a son of Crown Prince Kawab and Queen Hetepheres II. He was the grandson of Pharaoh Khufu and Meritites I and great-grandson of Sneferu. Mindjedef was born during the reign of his grandfather and he may have lived to see his cousin Menkaura on the throne. Mindjedef was a brother of Queen Meresankh III and uncle of Princes Rawer and Minkhaf II.

It is known that Mindjedef had a wife called Khufuankh ("Khufu lives"). Khufuankh bore one son to her husband.[1]

Titles[edit]

Prince Mindjedef held the titles King’s son of his body, Hereditary prince, Treasurer of the King of Lower Egypt, etc.[2]

Burial[edit]

Mindjedef was buried at Giza in mastaba G 7760. Mindjedef and Khufuankh are depicted with a small son in the chapel, but his name is not preserved.[2][3] His sarcophagus is now at the Metropolitan Museum of Art (acc. no. 54.80a-b).[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Kawab
  2. ^ a b Porter and Moss, Topographical Bibliography of Ancient Egyptian Hieroglyphic Texts, Reliefs, and Paintings; Part III
  3. ^ http://gizapyramids.org Archived 2008-10-11 at the Wayback Machine. page on G 7760
  4. ^ Sarcophagus of Mindjedef