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Osorkon
V4Aa18iD21
V31
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wsỉrkn
Predecessor:
Takelot
High Priest of Amun Successor:
Unknown
Dynasty 23rd Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Osorkon IIIRudamun
Titles King's Son
High Priest of Amun
Father Osorkon III
Mother Karoadjet or Tentsai
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Osorkon.

Osorkon (transliteration: wsỉrkn) was an ancient Egyptian prince of the Twenty-third Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Biography[]

Osorkon was a son of Pharaoh Osorkon III and succeeded his older brother Takelot III as High Priest of Amun in Thebes, after the latter became their father's co-regent. Osorkon remained in office throughout the reign of his brother, Takelot III, and is also attested during the reign of another brother, Rudamun. It remains unknown who succeeded Osorkon in office, but it is possible that the charge of High Priest of Amun became vacant for decades.[1] The office may have already been absorbed into that of the increasingly more powerful God's Wife of Amun.

References[]

  1. Kitchen 1996, p. 608.

Bibliography[]

  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (c.1100-650 BC). Aris & Phillips Ltd, Warminster.
Predecessor:
Takelot
High Priest of Amun
23rd Dynasty
Successor:
Unknown
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