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Nespaherenmut
V22
z
Z4G40D2 Z1
n
G14t
H8
nzï-pꜣ-ḥr-n-mwt
"The One who Belongs to the Face of Mut"
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Psusennes IOsorkon
Titles Fourth Prophet of Amun
Spouse(s) Isetemakhbit (?)
Issue Tjanefer (?)
Burial Unknown

Nespaherenmut (transliteration: nzï-pꜣ-ḥr-n-mwt, "The One who Belongs to the Face of Mut") was an ancient Egyptian priest of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. He held the position of Fourth Prophet of Amun at Karnak.

Family[]

Nespaherenmut's origins and family relationships are unknown. However, he appears to have been distantly related if not unrelated to the powerful High Priests of Amun, who held sway over Upper Egypt.

Nespaherenmut has been proposed as the father of Tjanefer,[1] who served as Fourth, Third, and briefly Second Prophet of Amun. Tjanefer's mother is known to have been named Isetemakhbit. This would make Nespaherenmut a brother-in-law of the High Priest of Amun Menkheperre, since Tjanefer is furthermore known to have married Menkheperre's daughter, Gautseshen. Alternatively, Tjanefer is a son of Menkheperre and Isetemakhbit.

Attestations[]

Nespaherenmut is known from the oracle for Henuttawy and a fragment of the Karnak Priestly Annals.[1]

Burial[]

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

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Broekman 2010, p. 127.

Bibliography[]

  • Broekman, G.P.F., 2010: The Leading Theban Priests of Amun. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 96.
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