[HOME]

Horemhotep

 

Horemhotep1, god's father, prophet of Ptah, priest of the gods in the temple of Memphis, scribe of Ptah and (the goddess) Philadelphos, scribe of the Secret in the "House-of-Life", scribe of the ritual book of Ptah's endowment in every district, .... prophet of the book, prophet of the great god, scribe of the "House of Life" of Ptah, master of secrets of the temple of Ptah, master of secrets of the house of the High Priest of Memphis, master of secrets of the great king in Rakoti2, probably son of Psherenptah II3 by Berenice4, chronology and marriage unknown, father of Pedubast5.

[1] Not in PP. His inclusion depends on Reymond's reading and translation of Young's transcription of stele BM 392, E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family of Memphis 203ff. Young's transcription of the stele is dismissed as illegible by J. Quaegebeur, CdE 49 (1974) 59, 69f. (23). However, D. Devauchelle, CdE 58 (1983)) 135, 140 accepts Reymond's reading of the genealogical sections of the stele. Ý

[2] Stele BM 392, per E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family of Memphis 203f., assuming that he literally had the same titles as Pedubast. This translation is per Reymond, with certain modifications of similar titles as taken from PP and Quaegebeur. Reymond's translation of titles is not altogether trustworthy. D. Devauchelle, CdE 58 (1983)) 135, 140 regards the main post as Hry-sStA pA wr-Hmw, master of the secrets of the HPM. Ý

[3] Stele BM 392 names him as the son of Psherenptah HPM son of X HPM. E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family of Memphis 204 reads X as "Horemakhet", making Horemhotep son of Psherenptah I. D. Devauchelle, CdE 58 (1983)) 135, 140 reads X as "Pedubast", i.e. Pedubast II, making Horemhotep son of Psherenptah II; he also notes that Psherenptah I is not otherwise known as an HPM. While I am unable to verify the reading, this last argument seems conclusive to me. Ý

[4] Since she is the only known wife of Psherenptah II. Ý

[5] Stele BM 392. Ý

Update Notes:

25 March 2002: Created page

Website © Chris Bennett, 2001-2011 -- All rights reserved