Tabekenamun

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Tabekenamun
Queen consort of Nubia and Egypt
Royal Wife
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A Queen from the 25th Dynasty of Egypt
Spouse Possibly Pharaoh Taharqa
Full name
Tabekenamun
Dynasty 25th Dynasty of Egypt
Father King Piye
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Tabekenamun[1]
in hieroglyphs

Tabekenamun (Tabakenamun) was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt.[2]

Tabekenamun was a daughter of King Piye and may have been a queen consort to her brother Taharqa. She is known from Cairo Statue 49157 from Karnak.[3]

Others have suggested Tabekenamun was the wife of Shabaka. She was a King's Daughter, King's Sister and King's Wife. In addition, she was a priestess of Hathor, Mistress of Tepihu (Aphroditopolis) and a priestess of Hathor of Iunyt (Dendera) as well as a priestess of Neith. The priestly offices could suggest she was a daughter of one of the Libyan Pharaohs.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Joyce Tyldesley, Chronicles of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson: London, 2006.
  2. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, 2004, ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.234-240
  3. ^ 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
  4. ^ R. Morkot: The Black Pharaohs, Egypt's Nubian Rulers, London 2000, pg 205 ISBN 0-948695-24-2