|Viceroy of Kush|
Wentawat's titles include: King's son of Kush, overseer of the Gold Lands of Amun-Ra King of the Gods, Head of the stable of the Court. First of His Majesty (i.e. charioteer), Door-opener, Steward of Amun at Khnum-Weset, High Priest of Amun of Khnum-Weset, First prophet of Amun of Ramesses.
He is known from a stela now in the British Museum (EA 792). This stela shows Wentawat, his wife Tausert (also written as Tawosret) and his son Nahihor (or Naherhu), who held the title of Head of the stable of the Residence. Another son, Ramessesnakht, succeeded his father as Viceroy of Kush, which makes for a viceregal 'dynasty' of three generations.
Wentawat is also known from a damaged granite statuette depicting him while kneeling and holding the figure of a god; it was found in 1902 interred inside the Karnak great temple, next to the 7th pylon. It is now located in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo (CG 42158 / JE 36816).
- Amin A. M. A. Amer, op. cit., p. 28
- George A. Reisner, "The Viceroys of Ethiopia (II)", Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 6 (1920) n.1.
- E. A. Wallis Budge, British Museum. A Guide to the Egyptian galleries (sculpture), 1909, pl. 25.
- Kenneth Kitchen, Ramesside Inscriptions: Historical and Biographical vol. VI, Oxford: B. H. Blackwell Ltd., p. 525
- Topographical Bibliography Vol VIII, retrieved from Griffith Institute website May 2010
- Amin A. M. A. Amer, op. cit., p. 29
- Georges Legrain, Statues et statuettes de rois et de particuliers, in Catalogue général des antiquités égyptiennes du Musée du Caire, Le Caire, 1909. II, pp. 25-26; pl. 22.
- Kenneth Kitchen, op. cit., p. 526
Further reading edit
- Jaroslav Černý, Two King's Sons of Kush of the Twentieth Dynasty, KUSH VII (1959), 71–75.
- Amin A. M. A. Amer, Wentawat, Viceroy of Nubia, and his family, SAK 27 (1999), 27–31.