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Ankhefensekhmet
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ꜥnḫ-f-n-sḫmt
He Lives for Sekhmet
Predecessor:
Ashakhet II
High Priest of Ptah Successor:
Shedsunefertem
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Siamun
Titles High Priest of Ptah
Father Ashakhet II
Spouse(s) Tapesheniset
Issue Shedsunefertem
Burial Saqqara (?)
For other pages by this name, see Ankhefensekhmet.

Ankhefensekhmet (transliteration: ꜥnḫ-f-n-sḫmt, meaning: "He Lives for Sekhmet") was an ancient Egyptian high official of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. He served as the High Priest of Ptah under pharaoh Siamun and maybe during the reign of Psusennes II as well.

Ankhefensekhmet is known from a genealogy known as Berlin 23673, which was made by his namesake descendant during the late 22nd Dynasty. On it, he is said to be a prophet (ḥm-nṯr). He is also mentioned in a genealogy from the Louvre where he is said to be a High Priest of Ptah.

Family[]

The genealogy mentions his father, Ashakhet II, who preceded him as High Priest of Ptah. Ankhefensekhmet is known to have married the Lady Tapesheniset, who served as the First Chief of the Harem of Ptah and Prophetess of Mut. They were the parents of Shedsunefertem, who is known to have succeeded his father in office.[1]

Burial[]

Given his priestly position at Memphis, Ankhefensekhmet was presumably buried at the city's necropolis at Saqqara.

References[]

  1. Kitchen 1996.

Bibliography[]

  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC). Aris & Phillips, Warminster.
Predecessor:
Ashakhet II
High Priest of Ptah
21st Dynasty
Successor:
Shedsunefertem
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