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Shemsebaqet
N40D56D54
X1
S29D58N29
D4
X1B1M2
šm-s-bq.t
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Smendes I
Titles King's Daughter
Chief of the Harem of Khonsu
Chantress of Amun
Father Herihor
Mother Nedjemet
Burial Unknown

Shemsebaqet (transliteration: šm-s-bq.t) is an ancient Egyptian princess of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Family[]

Shemsebaqet was the eldest daughter of the High Priest of Amun Herihor, who was the de facto ruler of Southern Egypt from 1076-1070 BCE. She is depicted first in Herihor's procession of daughters at the temple of Khonsu at Karnak.[1] Based on another relief in the temple, Nedjemet was probably her mother.

Attestations[]

A scene in the temple of Khonsu at Karnak depicts Nedjemet and Shemsebaqet worshiping the goddess Mut. Both women are depicted carrying babies (which may or may not be symbolic) and wear identical flower headdresses. Shemsebaqet is attested in this scene and the procession with the titles "King's Daughter" and "Chief of the Harem of Khonsu".[2] The procession additionally attests her as a "Chantress of Amun".[1]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Shemsebaqet's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson 2012, p. 34-35.
  2. Temple of Khonsu 1979.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson A., 2012 (Revised 2019 edition): Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. The American University in Cairo Press.
  • Oriental Institute of the University of Chicago, 1979: The Temple of Khonsu / the Epigraphic Survey. University of Chicago Oriental Institute Publications.
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