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"Hapu is Healthy"

Statue of Hapuseneb at Bologna. (CC BY-SA 3.0)

High Priest of Amun Successor:
Menkheperreseneb I
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Hatshepsut
Titles Chancellor
High Priest of Amun
Overseer of the Priests
Overseer of the Works
Father Hapu
Mother Ahhotep
Spouse(s) Amenhotep
Issue Thutmose-Makhet, Userpehty, Aakheperkarenefer, Henut, Henutnofret, Senseneb, Taemresefu
Burial TT67, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna

Hapuseneb (transliteration: ḥpw-snb, meaning: "Hapu is Healthy") was Chancellor and High Priest of Amun under Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Hapuseneb's titles are Hereditary Prince, Count, Treasurer of the King of Upper and Lower Egypt, High Priest of Amun, Overseer of the Priests of Upper and Lower Egypt, and Overseer of All the Works of the King.[1]


Hapuseneb was a son of the Third Lector Priest of Amun Hapu and Ahhotep, a member of the royal harem. He had a brother called Siamun, who served as a Scribe and the first sealer of Amun, and a sister named Ahmose.[2]

His wife Amenhotep bore him three sons; Thutmose-Makhet, Userpehty, and Aakheperkarenefer. The latter is known to have served as a Lector Priest and High Priest at the Mortuary temple of Thutmose II. Hapuseneb and Amenhotep also had four daughters; Henut, Henutnofret, Senseneb, Taemresefu. Henutnofret, Senseneb and Taemresefu are known to have been singers of Amun.[2] Senseneb also held the title of Divine Adoratrice and was married to the Second Prophet of Amun Puyemre.[3]


Only a few "monuments" of Hapuseneb have survived; his tomb, shrine No.15 at Gebel el-Silsila, 3 funerary cones (Corpus-No. 21, 517, 518; see below), 4 statues (Louvre A134, Cairo CG 648, Bologna 1822, Cairo JE 39392), a canopic jar (Turin 3304), as well as one ostracon (MMA) and parts of the foundation deposits from the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari. Beyond that Hapuseneb is also mentioned on the statue of his father Hapu (Turin 3061), the statuette of the steward Amenemheb-Mahu (Cairo CG 42112), and in an inscription in the TT51 tomb of Userhat-Neferhabef.[2]


Hapuseneb was buried in the TT67 rock-cut tomb at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna.


  1. Hayes 1978, p. 113.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Leser, K.H., 2010: "Hapuseneb".
  3. Cline & O'Connor 2006, p. 107, 110.


  • Cline, E.H./O'Connor, D.B., (eds.) 2006: Thutmose III: A New Biography. University of Michigan Press, Ann Arbor.
  • Hayes, W.C., 1978: The Scepter of Egypt: A Background for the Study of the Egyptian Antiquities in The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Vol. 2, The Hyksos Period and the New Kingdom (1675–1080 B.C.). The Metropolitan Museum of Art.
High Priest of Amun
18th Dynasty
Menkheperreseneb I