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Nefertiti

 

Nefertiti1, sistrum-player of Heka2, daughter of Nesisti-Pedubast3 by an unknown mother4, mother of Horemhotep II, High Priest of Letopolis5, by Ankh-hapi, High Priest of Letopolis6, chronology unknown.

[1] PP III 7163. Ý

[2] Stele BM 380. See PP III 7163. Ý

[3] Stele BM 380 names her father as Nesisti HPM. His identification as Nesisti-Pedubast is secure since her brother is also named as Anemhor HPM, who can only be Anemhor II, though I suppose it is theoretically possible that Nesisti HPM had an otherwise-unknown son Anemhor HPM.

P. Munro, Die spätägyptischen Totenstelen 162, proposes to read BM 380 as saying that Anemhor HPM was the brother of Nefertiti's father Nesisti HPM, and therefore proposes that Nesisti-Pedubast had another son Nesisti HPM who is otherwise unknown. J. Quaegebeur, CdE 49 (1974) 59, 68, notes that the term of relationship is feminine -- snt -- and therefore unambiguously names Anemhor II as Nefertiti's brother. Ý

[4] Not named on our only source, stele BM 380. D. Devauchelle, CdE 58 (1983) 135, 143 supposes her to be a daughter of Nefersobek, without giving a reason. Presumably this is because she was also the mother of her named brother Anemhor II. Ý

[5] Stele BM 380. Ý

[6] Stele BM 380. Ý

Update Notes:

20 March 2002: Created page
9 December 2002: Relinked to HPLs, added notes on Munro's interpretation on BM 380

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