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"Just Ruler"
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Smendes I
Titles Sem Priest
Father Piankh
Mother Nedjemet
Burial Unknown

Heqamaat (transliteration: ḥqꜣ-mꜣꜥ.t, meaning: "Just Ruler") was an ancient Egyptian priest of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.


The Luxor graffito attests Heqamaat and his title of Sem Priest at Medinet Habu.


Heqamaat is a son of the High Priest of Amun Piankh and Nedjemet, Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re. The Luxor graffito dating to his brother Pinedjem I's pontificate as High Priest depicts Heqamaat and his brothers honoring their parents. Other brothers include; Heqanefer, the Second Prophet of Amun; and Ankhefenmut, the Overseer of the Cattle, Chief Steward of Amun and Priest of Mut.[1] Herihor, who held the position of High Priest of Amun between Piankh and Pinedjem I, was likely another brother.[2] He also had a sister named Faienmut.[3]


The whereabouts of Heqamaat's tomb and mummy remain unknown, but given his position he was presumably buried somewhere at the Theban Necropolis.


  1. Thijs 2013, p. 63-64.
  2. Thijs 2013.
  3. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 200-201.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Thijs, A., 2013: Nodjmet A, Daughter of Amenhotep, Wife of Piankh and Mother of Herihor. ZÄS 140.