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Overseer of the Cattle or Superintendent of the Cattle was an ancient Egyptian occupational title. The title was held by a high official who was put in charge, within a specific domain, of overseeing and supervising the Cattle Accountants who in turn inspected the cattle herders. The title is even attested for two Eighteenth Dynasty princes; Amenemhat and Khaemwaset.[1]

During the New Kingdom, the most important was the Overseer of the Sacred Cattle of Amun in the temple domain of Amun at Karnak.

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  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p.132, 137, 139.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.