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Bakenkhonsu II
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"Servant of Khonsu"
Predecessor:
Mahuhy
High Priest of Amun Successor:
Ramessesnakhte
Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) SetnakhteRamesses III
Titles High Priest of Amun
Father Amenemopet
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Bakenkhonsu.

Bakenkhonsu II (ancient Egyptian: bk-n-ḫnsw, "Servant of Khonsu") was a High Priest of Amun under pharaohs Setnakhte and Ramesses III of the Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Bakenkhonsu was the son of a general named Amenemopet.[1]

Attestations[]

Bakenkhonsu II is attested as High Priest on a stela discovered on the criosphinx avenue at Luxor. The stela dates to Year 4 of Setnakhte.[2] Bakenkhonsu is mainly attested on monuments dating the the reign of Ramesses III.[1] A granodiorite statue of Bakenkhonsu II is part of the MFA collection at Boston.[3]

Burial[]

Bakenkhonsu II died sometime prior to Year 26 of Ramesses III, since by then he was replaced in office by Ramessesnakhte.[1] The whereabouts of Bakenkhonsu's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodson 2010, p. 123.
  2. Boriak 2008/9, p. 24-27.
  3. "Statue of Bakenkhonsu II". MFA Boston.

Bibliography[]

  • Boriak, M., 2008/9: Re-writing Egypt's History: the Stela of Bakenkhonsu. AncEg 9/3.
  • Dodson, A., 2010: Poisoned Legacy: The Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty. American University in Cairo Press.
Predecessor:
Mahuhy
High Priest of Amun
20th Dynasty
Successor:
Ramessesnakhte
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