Psammetichus II: Reign, Documents and Officials

Psammetichus II: Reign, Documents and Officials

by Roberto B. Gozzoli

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781906137410
Publisher: Golden House Publications
Publication date: 04/07/2017
Pages: 280
Product dimensions: 7.50(w) x 9.30(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Introduction xiii

Origins xiii

Book Contents xv

Acknowledgements and Thanks xviii

Part I The Historical Figure 1

Chapter 1 The Saite Royal House 3

Saite Rulers between Tefnakht and Necho II 3

Psammetichus II and His Family 18

Chapter 2 Psammetichus II and His Domestic Policy 25

The New Pharaoh 25

Ankhnesneferibre as Future God's Wife 27

Officials and "Beautiful Name" 32

Priests and Administrators 37

Military Commanders 41

Chapter 3 Psammetichus II and his Foreign Policy 45

The Nubian Campaign of Psammetichus II 45

The Kushite Enemy 50

The Nubian War Events 57

The Deletion of Kushite Royal Names and Images within Egypt 61

Anti-Nubian Propaganda in Psammetichus II's Royal Texts 66

The Expedition to Khor 71

Chapter 4 Past Enigmas 77

The Sed Festival Psammetichus II 77

Necho II's Damnatio Memoriae 80

Royal Monuments 81

Private Monuments 85

No damnatio memoriae after all 88

Chapter 5 Psammetichus II'S Death and His "Afterlife" 93

Psammetichus II's Last Years 93

Herodotus' Psammi and Manetho's Psammuthis 94

Psammetichus the Wise Conqueror 97

Psammetichus II and the Continuity with the Tradition 98

Part II Monuments and Officials 101

Chapter 6 Royal Monuments. A Catalogue 103

A Dated Royal Documents 103

1 Stela of the Third Apis 103

2 Stela of the Fourth Apis 103

3 Ankhnesneferibre Stela 104

4 Stela 107

5 Stela 110

6 Stela 111

7 Lunette 113

8 Royal Name 116

B Undated Royal Inscriptions 117

1 Stela 117

2 Stela 117

3 Two Texts 119

4 Block with Name 120

5 Sandstone Fragment 120

6 Upper Part of a Stela 120

7 Stela 121

8 Cartouche 121

9 Cartouches 122

C Dated Private Documents 122

1 Donation Stela 122

2 Donation Stela 123

3 Donation Stela 123

4 Donation Stela 123

5 Donation Stela 124

6 Donation Stela 124

7 Donation Stela 124

8 Cup with Demotic Inscription 125

9 Demotic Papyrus 126

10 Demotic Papyrus 127

11 Demotic Papyrus 128

12 Demotic Papyrus 128

13 Demotic Papyrus 128

D Royal Statuary 128

1 Statue 128

2 Base of Sphinx 129

3 Headless Sphinx 130

4 Headless Sphinx 130

5 Sphinx Fragments 130

6 Headless Sphinx 131

7 Sphinx 131

8 Base of Statue 132

9 Statue Fragment 132

10 Seated Statue 133

11 Statue Head 134

12 Standing Statue 134

13 Lower part of a Statue 134

14 Fragment of Kneeling Statue 135

15 Decorated Base 135

16 Throne fragments 136

17 Throne Fragment 137

E Votive Statues and Statuettes 137

1 Base of a Neith statue 137

2 Figure of Neith 138

F Architectural Elements 139

1 Relief Fragments 139

2 Royal Name 139

3 Blocks 139

4 Bas Relief 141

5 Naos 142

6 Stone Fragment 142

7 Fragment 142

8 Block 143

9 Obelisk 143

10 Block 144

11 Blocks 145

12 Block with Royal Name 145

13 Block 146

14 Block 146

15 Block 146

16 Blocks 148

17 Blocks 148

18 Fragment 148

19 Fragment 148

20 Relief Fragment 149

21 Kiosk 149

22 Cartouches 150

23 Blocks 150

G Scarabs and Other Portable Objects 151

1 Scarabs 151

2 Shabti 151

3 Plate 154

4 Slab 155

5 Signet Ring 155

6 Jar Seal 156

7 Menat Fragment 156

8 Sistrum Handle 156

9 Fusiform Object 156

10 Glazed Tile 157

11 New Year Flask 157

H Usurped or Uncertain Monuments 158

1 Intercolumnar Slab 158

2 Blocks 159

3 Naos 160

4 Headless Sphinx 160

5 Part of Naos 161

6 Door Hinges 162

7 Bronze Plaque 164

8 Altar 165

9 Fragment of Inscription 166

10 Lintel 166

11 Column of Taharqo 166

12 Inscription 167

13 Obelisk 167

14 Headless Cobra Statue 168

15 Offering Table 169

16 Base of Osiris statue 169

17 Blocks 170

18 Sphinx 170

19 Blocks 171

20 Royal Protocol 171

21 Head of Statue 172

22 Headless Sphinx 173

23 Bronze Statuette 173

24 Throne Fragments 173

25 Cartouche 174

I Spurious Monuments 174

1 Statue 174

2 Upper Part of a Statue 175

3 Base of Standing Statue 175

Chapter 7 Psammetichus II'S Officials 177

Dossier 1 Padihorresne 177

Dossier 2 Hor "Beautiful Name" Psamtek 179

Dossier 3 Harbes "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-nefer 180

Dossier 4 Amasis "Beautiful Name" Neferibre-Nakht 181

Dossier 5 Ywlhen "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-seneb 182

Dossier 6 Ipi "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-ankh 183

Dossier 7 Nekhethorkheb "Beautiful name" Hor-Menekhib-nakht 183

Dossier 8 Udjahorresne "Beautiful Name" Neferibre-neb-Pehty 187

Dossier 9 Padipep "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-em-Akhet 188

Dossier 10 Potasimto "Beautiful Name" Nefe rib re-neb-Ken 190

Dossier 11 Pairkep "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-mer-Neith 192

Dossier 12 Ankh-Hor 193

Dossier 13 Wdjahor "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-Sa-Sekhmet 195

Dossier 14 Psamtek-awy-Neith 195

Dossier 15 Horira "Beautiful Name" Nfr-Wehemibre/Neferibre 196

Dossier 16 Neshor "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-Menekhib 199

Dossier 17 Basa 202

Dossier 18 Neshorpakhered "Beautiful Name" Ankh-Neferibre 202

Dossier 19 Bakenrenef "Beautiful Name" Ankh-Neferibre 203

Dossier 20 Horsiese "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-em-Akhet 203

Dossier 21 Pasherienmut "Beautiful Name" Neferibre-em-Akhet 204

Dossier 22 Padibast "Beautiful Name" Psamtek-seneb 205

Dossier 23 Hor "Beautiful Name" Neferibremen 205

Dossier 24 Pairkep "Beautiful Name" Neferibre-em-Akhet 207

Dossier 25 Horwedja 208

Epilogue Changing Perspectives 209

Appendix A The Chronology of the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty 211

Appendix B The Names of the Twenty-Sixth Dynasty Pharaohs 213

Abbreviations 217

Bibliography 217

General Index 249

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