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Mahuhy
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mꜥ-ḥw-ḥy
Predecessor:
Roma-Iry
High Priest of Amun Successor:
Bakenkhonsu II
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Seti IITausret
Titles High Priest of Amun
Royal Scribe
Burial Unknown

Mahuhy (transliteration: mꜥ-ḥw-ḥy) was a High Priest of Amun under pharaohs Seti II, Siptah and Tausret of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Mahuhy's family ties remain unknown. He does not appear to have been related to the powerful priestly families of the time.

Career[]

Mahuhy served as a Royal Scribe in the palace of Seti II. After regaining control in Upper Egypt from the rival king Amenmesses, and the powerful priesthood of Amun at Thebes, Seti II appointed his loyal official Mahuhy as High Priest of Amun in succession to Roma-Iry instead of the latter's son, the Second Prophet of Amun Bakenkhonsu.[1] Bakenkhonsu had doubtless affiliated himself with Amenmesses and had therefore fallen in disfavor.[2] As a consequence, Bakenkhonsu's figure in the scene on the east side of the Karnak temple's eighth pylon had been mutilated.[2]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Mahuhy's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. KRI IV, p. 289-292.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dodson 2010, p. 74.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A., 2010: Poisoned Legacy: The Fall of the Nineteenth Egyptian Dynasty. American University in Cairo Press.
Predecessor:
Roma-Iry
High Priest of Amun
19th Dynasty
Successor:
Bakenkhonsu II
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