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Pypuy
Pypuy-Tasherit
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Z4
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Z7
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pỉpwỉ
Dynasty 18th or 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV/
Amenhotep III or
Ramesses II
Titles King's Daughter
Father Thutmose IV,
Amenhotep III or
Ramesses II
Mother Iuy
Burial Qurna cache (reburial)

Pypuy (ancient Egyptian: pỉpwỉ) or perhaps Pypuy-Tasherit was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth or Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Pypuy was a daughter of an unidentified pharaoh. Her connection to the royal family is uncertain. Her name and title "King's Daughter" (zꜣt-nswt) are only known from her mummy label found in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna cache. The label also states that she was the Little Daughter of Iuy.[1] The occupants of the cache are generally thought to date to the reign of Amenhotep III since the entrance was blocked by a wall marked with a seal carrying this pharaoh's throne name.[1] Pypuy was thus probably either his or Thutmose IV's daughter, but it cannot be ruled out that she might date to a different time of the New Kingdom.

Attestation[]

She might be identical to a princess Pypuy listed tenth in the procession of daughters of Ramesses II, however the name isn't particularly uncommon.

Burial[]

Pypuy's original burial remains unknown. Her mummy was discovered in 1857 in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna cache where she had been reburied – along with several other royals – during Year 27 of Pharaoh Psusennes I of the 21st Dynasty, but the tomb was robbed in antiquity.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodson & Janssen 1989, p. 130.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Janssen, J.J., 1989: A Theban Tomb and Its Tenants. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 75.
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