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Preceded by:
Takelot II
Pharaoh of Egypt
23rd Dynasty
Succeeded by:
Shoshenq VI
Padibastet I
Pedubast, Pedubastis
Reign
829-804 BC (25 years)
Praenomen
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Usermaatre-Setepenamun
Powerful Justice of Re,
Chosen of Amun
Nomen
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Padibastet-Meryamun
The Gift of Bast, Beloved of
Amun
Legacy
Father Horsaiset (?)
Issue Shoshenq VI, Horsaiset (?)
Died 804 BC
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Padibastet.

Usermaatre-Setepenamun Padibastet I (transliteration: pꜣ-dỉ-bꜣst.t, meaning: "The Gift of Bast"), Hellenized as Pedubast or Pedubastis, is an ancient Egyptian Pharaoh, who established himself at Thebes in Upper Egypt as a rival king to Takelot II of the Twenty-third Dynasty, during the Third Intermediate Period. Later in his reign, Padibastet I allied himself with Iuput I, who set himself up in 814 BC as a rival king in Lower Egypt to Shoshenq III of the Twenty-second Dynasty, indicating an increasing dynastic quarrel at the time.

Family[]

Padibastet I's relation to the royal family of the 23rd Dynasty remains unknown. The family held power over the priesthood of Amun in Thebes. A possible suggestion by Aidan Dodson is that Padibastet I might be identical to the High Priest of Amun Padibastet (…du/aw…), the son of Pharaoh Horsaiset.[1]

Padibastet I is known to have had a son who succeeded him as Shoshenq VI. If the identification with …du/aw… is correct, Horsaiset, who served as the High Priest of Amun under Padibastet's reign, would also be his son.

References[]

  1. Dodson 2019, p. 121.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A., 2012 (Revised and Updated 2019 Edition): Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. The American University in Cairo Press.
Predecessor:
Takelot II
Pharaoh of Egypt
23rd Dynasty
Successor:
Shoshenq VI


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