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Menkheperreseneb II
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"The Established Manifestation of Re is Healthy"
Menkheperreseneb BM708

Second Prophet of Amun Menkheperreseneb, possibly Menkheperreseneb II in his previous career stage. (Public domain)

Predecessor:
Menkheperreseneb I
High Priest of Amun Successor:
Amenemhat
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose III and Amenhotep II
Titles High Priest of Amun
Second Prophet of Amun (?)
Overseer of the Treasury
Overseer of the Works
Father Hepu
Mother Taiunet
Burial TT112, Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
For other pages by this name, see Menkheperreseneb.

Menkheperreseneb II (transliteration: mn-ḫpr-rꜤ-snb, meaning: "The Established Manifestation of Re is Healthy") was High Priest of Amun and Superintendent of the Gold and Silver Treasuries under Pharaohs Thutmose III and Amenhotep II of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Menkheperreseneb II was a son of the Charioteer of His Majesty Hepu and the King's Nurse Taiunet.[1] Until recently it was believed that there was only one High Priest of Amun called Menkheperreseneb. In 1994, however, Egyptologist Peter Dorman showed that there were actually two HPAs called Menkheperreseneb: Menkheperreseneb II was indeed the nephew and successor of Menkheperreseneb I, who was a brother of Hepu and owner of tomb TT86.[2]

Attestation[]

There are many monuments bearing the name of a "High Priest of Amun Menkheperreseneb"; unfortunately, for almost all of these, it is not possible to determine whether they belonged to uncle or nephew. This is the case for numerous funerary cones scattered in many museums throughout the world, a vase from Saqqara, and a scarab upon which he is attested as the Overseer of the Crafts of Amun.[3]

A sitting statue of a Second Prophet of Amun Menkheperreseneb in the British Museum (BM 708) may refer to either Menkheperreseneb I or II in his previous career stage.[1] Moreover, another statue (Brooklyn Museum 36613), inscribed with the cartouches of Thutmose III, surely belongs to either Menkheperreseneb I or II.[1] In the Cairo Museum is an inscribed statue of a Priest of Amun Menkheperreseneb, son of Amenemhat (CG 42125), which was long attributed to either Menkheperreseneb I or II, now is likely to belong to a different individual.[2]

Burial[]

Menkheperreseneb II was buried in the TT112 rock-cut tomb at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna. His tomb was later usurped by a Priest of Amun of the 20th Dynasty, named Aashefytemwaset.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Fazzini 1996, p. 209-225.
  2. 2.0 2.1 Dorman 1994, p. 141-154.
  3. Hayes 1978, p. 129.

Bibliography[]

  • Dorman, P., 1994: Two Tombs and One Owner. In: Thebanische Beamtennekropolen. Studien zur Archäologie und Geschichte Altägyptens 12. Edited by: Assmann, J./Dziobek, E./Guksch, H./Kampp, F., Heidelberger Orientverlag, Heidelberg, p. 141-154.
  • Fazzini, R.A., 1996: A Statue of a High Priest Menkheperreseneb in The Brooklyn Museum. In: Studies in honor of William Kelly Simpson, Vol. 1, p 209-225.
  • 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.
Predecessor:
Menkheperreseneb I
High Priest of Amun
18th Dynasty
Successor:
Amenemhat
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