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Kheredankh

 

Kheredankh1, sistrum player2, daughter of Psherenptah III3 by an unknown mother4, born on 9 Phaophi year 17 of Ptolemy XII = 16 October 655 died 8 Hathyr year 9 of Cleopatra VII = 9 November 446, buried 15 Mecheir year 9 of Cleopatra VII = 14 February 437.

[1] PP IX 7272b. Ý

[2] Stele UCL 14357. Ý

[3] Stele UCL 14357. Ý

[4] Kheredankh is named on stele BM 377 as a daughter of Taimhotep. However, this cannot be correct given her birthdate, which is nearly 7 years before Psherenptah III's marriage to Taimhotep. Her presence on BM 377 is probably an error for Haran-tapedubast. Ý

[5] Stele UCL 14357. The reading "year 17" corrects the reading "year 2" reported in H. Gauthier, Le livre des rois d'Égypte IV 392 I, and is confirmed by retrocalculation from the date of burial given Kheredankh's age at death -- see J. Quaegebeur, Anc. Soc. 3 (1972) 77, 99f. E. A. E. Reymond, From the Records of a Priestly Family of Memphis 207, while agreeing with the reading, notes that Kheredankh is named on stele BM 377 as a daughter of Taimhotep, who married Psherenptah III nearly 7 years later. She proposes to reconcile the discrepancy either by correcting this date to year 27 (and also to correct Kheredankh's age at death) or by correcting the date of her burial to year 19. Neither correction seems very likely -- the first confuses an adult with a child while it is hardly likely that the scribe would not know the current year. A more probable explanation of the discrepancy is discussed here. Ý

[6] Not explicitly given on stele UCL 14357, however her age at death is given as 21 years 29 days. Ý

[7] Stele UCL 14357. Ý

Update Notes:

27 March 2002: Created page
1 Jan 2003: Added pointer to online image of UCL 14357.

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