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Nesitanebetashru[1]
Egyptian hieroglyphs

Nesitanebetashru (ns-t3-nb.t-ỉšrw) was the name of two ancient Egyptian women. The name means “belonging to the lady of the ashru”; the ashru or isheru was a crescent-shaped sacred lake around the temples of solar goddesses, here it refers to Mut.

DescriptionEdit

Nesitanebetashru of the 21st dynasty was a daughter of Pinedjem II, High Priest of Amun, and Neskhons. She is mentioned in the funerary text of her mother, written on a wooden tablet. Her mummy, coffins and ushabtis were found in the tomb TT320 and are now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo.[2]

Nesitanebetashru of the 22nd dynasty was the wife of High Priest of Amun, Shoshenq and the mother of Pharaoh Harsiese A. She was also a Chantress of Amun. She is mentioned on a statue of Bes.[3] Her husband was previously thought to be identical with Pharaoh Shoshenq II.[4]

Her funeral text, known as the Greenfield Papyrus, is the longest on record. It belongs to the British Museum.[5]

SourcesEdit

  1. ^ Hermann Ranke: Die ägyptische Persönennamen. Verlag von J. J. Augustin in Glückstadt, 1935.,p.179
  2. ^ Dodson, Aidan; Hilton, Dyan (2004). The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. London: Thames & Hudson. ISBN 0-500-05128-3., p.208
  3. ^ Dodson & Hilton; op.cit., p.221
  4. ^ Helen Jacquet-Gordon (September–November 1975). "Review of 'K.A. Kitchen's "The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt(1100-650 BC)"". Bibliotheca Orientalis. 32 (5/6): 358–360.
  5. ^ "Collections Online | British Museum".

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