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Fanbearer on the King's Right Hand (ṯꜣy-ḫw ḥr wnmy n nsw) was an ancient Egyptian honorific title held exclusively by high officials. The title implies a very close personal or official relationship with the Pharaoh. Scenes depicting the fanbearers show them holding a long fan with a single feather,[1] though these fans probably had a more symbolic function than a practical one.

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During the reigns of Amenhotep II and Thutmose IV the title was held by officials like the Viceroy of Kush, Chief Steward of the king, and several tutors; such as Sennedjem under Tutankhamun. During the reign of Ramesses II the title was held by various princes.

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References[]

  1. Hartwig 2010.

Bibliography[]

  • Hartwig, M., 2010: In Offerings to the discerning eye: an Egyptological medley in honor of Jack A. Josephson. Brill.
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