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Taneferher

 

Taneferher1, singer and player of the perfect sistrum of Ptah2, daughter of Kha-hapi3 by Herankh4, born 13 Tybi year 19 of Ptolemy XII = 18 January 625, appointed singer of Ptah in year 22 of Ptolemy XII = 60/596, married her brother Psherenamun I7 in year 3 of Cleopatra VII = 50/498 by whom she was the mother of six daughters, including Paibast-Heresankh(?), and one son, Psherenamun II9, died 18 Phaophi year 7 of Augustus = 15 October 2410, buried 14 Pharmouthi year 7 of Augustus = 9 April 2311.

[1] PP IX 5843b. Gr: Tnepheros. Ý

[2] Stele BM 184. PP IX 5843b, following J. Quaegebeur, Anc. Soc. 3 (1972) 77, 91 ascribes two additional titles to her: great wife of Ptah, and prophetess of Caesar. The first title more likely belongs to her daughter Paibast-Heresankh -- see discussion here. The second title more likely belongs to her son Psherenamun II -- see discussion here. Ý

[3] Stele BM 184. Ý

[4] Stele BM 184. Ý

[5] Stele BM 184. Ý

[6] Stele BM 184. The stele says "year 19" but also that she was 3 years old; it evdently should be corrected to year 22. Ý

[7] Stele BM 184. Ý

[8] Stele BM 184. Ý

[9] Stele BM 184. Ý

[10] Stele BM 184. Ý

[11] Stele BM 184. The stele makes a point of saying that the mummification took the traditional 70 days. The reason for the extended additional delay of 5 months is unclear, however her burial was combined with that of her nephew Imhotep-Pedubast, who had died nearly 7 years earlier. Ý

Update Notes:

4 April 2002: Created page
20 May 2002: Corrected Egyptian date equations as necessary

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