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Preceded by:
Kay
Pharaoh of Egypt
13th Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Wegaf
Amenemhat VII
Kay-Amenemhat
Reign
c. 1770/1765 BC
Praenomen Sedjefakare
The Soul of Re is Flourishing
Nomen Kay-Amenemhat
Kay, Amun is in Front
Horus name Heriteptawy
Leader of the Two Lands
Nebty name Netjeribau
Divine of Souls
Golden Horus Aapehty
Great of Strength
Legacy
Father Kay (?)
Burial Unknown

Sedjefakare Amenemhat VII was a Pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period. He is known from the Turin King List, and several other objects, including six cylinder seals[1], one bark stand from Madamud[2] and two scarab seals[3]. His name appears as graffito in the tomb of queen Khuit at Saqqara. Ryholt without further evidence assigns him a reign of 3 years.[4]

Name[]

According to Ryholt Kay-Amenemhat's nomen should be considered a patronymic and must be read "Kay's son Amenemhat", as well as his predecessor (and thus father) Seb-Kay ("Seb's son Kay"). Thus setting a dynastic line consisting of three kings: Seb, his son Kay, and the latter's son Amenemhat. Ryholt suggested the same pattern earlier in the 13th Dynasty with the kings Ameni-Qemau and his successor Qemau-Siharnedjheritef.[5]

Reference[]

  1. Swiss Private Collection; Brooklyn Museum 44.123.77; Ex Hilton Price 4250; New York MMA 10.130.1640, Petrie Museum UCL 11533; Petrie Museum UCL 11534
  2. Cairo JE 15900
  3. Cairo, New York MMA 26.7.85
  4. Ryholt 1997, p. 408.
  5. Ryholt 1997.

Bibliography[]

  • Ryholt, K., 1997: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period. Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, Vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press.
Predecessor:
Kay
Pharaoh of Egypt
Thirteenth Dynasty
Successor:
Wegaf
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