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Overseer of the Treasury (imy-r pr ḥḏ) or Overseer of the two Treasuries (imy-r prwy ḥḏ) was an ancient Egyptian occupational title. The titleholder was in charge of the administration of the resources of the country. These resources (precious materials, such as metal objects, but also linen) were stored in the royal palace.[1] They were the main economic administrator of the royal belongings and one of the highest Royal Sealbearers in the state together with the Vizier.

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The title was held by an important official at the ancient Egyptian court of the Old and New Kingdoms. The title is first attested in the Fourth Dynasty.[2] The title is not common in the Middle Kingdom, but is in the New Kingdom,[1] when it had become one of the most important ones at the royal court. In the later New Kingdom the function of a Chancellor was overtaken by the Overseer of the Treasury. The latter title is also attested in the Late Period.[3]

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  1. 1.0 1.1 Grandet 2013, p. 868.
  2. Papazian 2013, p. 73-76.
  3. Pressl 1998, p. 31.

Bibliography[]

  • Grandet, P. 2013: The Ramesside State. In: Juan Carlos Moreno Gracia: Ancient Egyptian Administration. Leiden/Boston.
  • Papazian, H., 2013: Departments, Treasuries, Granaries and Work Centers. In: Juan Carlos Moreno Gracia: Ancient Egyptian Administration. Leiden/Boston.
  • Pressl, D.A., 1998: Beamte und Soldate, Die Verwaltung in der 26. Dynastie in Ägypten (664-525 v. Chr.). Frankfurt am Main.
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