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Heresankh

 

Heresankh1, player of the perfect sistrum of Min, Lord of Senut; priestess of Isis and Nepthys of the Serapeum, the Osirion of Rutiset and of the Anubeion, priestess of the royal daughter Philotera2, daughter of Neferibre3 and Herankh4, probably born 330/295 died year 22 probably of Ptolemy II = 264/36, mother of Nesisti7.

[1] PP III 5524. Ý

[2] Louvre N 2456 -- see PP IX 5524. H. de Meulanare, CdE 34 (1959) 244, incorrectly cites Louvre N 2556. The inscriptions are translated by J. Quaegebeur in H. de Meulenaere & L. Limme (eds), Artibus Aegypti 109. Ý

[3] Louvre N 2456. Ý

[4] Stele BM 389 -- E. A. Wallis Budge, A Guide to the Egyptian Galleries (Sculpture) 276f. no 1031. P. Munro, Die spätägyptischen Totenstelen 162 proposes to identify her with Herankh, wife of Anemhor II, however the death-date of the Heresankh of BM 389 makes perfect sense if she is identified with the priestess of Philotera. Ý

[5] Inferred from her age at death, given as 66 years 5 months and 5 days on Stele BM 389. Ý

[6] Stele BM 389 -- E. A. Wallis Budge, A Guide to the Egyptian Galleries (Sculpture) 276f. no 1031. P. Munro, Die spätägyptischen Totenstelen 162 suggests that this stele refers to a Heresankh who died in year 22 of Ptolemy V. The choice of Ptolemy II or Ptolemy III comes from noting the career of Nesisti-Pedubast as priest of Philotera. The reasons for selecting year 22 of Ptolemy II rather than year 22 of Ptolemy III are discussed under her probable brother Neferibre. Ý

[7] Stele BM 389 -- E. A. Wallis Budge, A Guide to the Egyptian Galleries (Sculpture) 276f. no 1031. Ý

Update Notes:

15 March 2002: Created page
9 December 2002: Addd notes on Munro's dating of BM 389

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