Ankhesenpepi IV

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For other Egyptian ladies called Ankhesenpepi, see Ankhesenpepi.
Ankhesenpepi IV
Resting place Pyramid in Saqqara
Occupation Queen of Egypt
Spouse(s) Pepi II
Children Neferkare II
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Ankhesenpepi IV was an ancient Egyptian queen, a wife of Pharaoh Pepi II of the Sixth dynasty. She was the mother of King Neferkare II.[1] Pepi II also had several other wives.


Her titles were: King’s Mother of Ankh-djed-Neferkare (mwt-niswt-‘nkh-djd-nfr-k3-r’), Mother of the Dual King (mwt-niswt-biti), King’s Wife of Men-ankh-Neferkare (ḥmt-niswt-mn-‘nḫ-nfr-k3-r’), King’s Wife, his beloved (ḥmt-niswt mryt.f), This God’s Daughter (z3t-nṯr-tw), Foster Child of Wadjet (sḏtit-w3ḏt).[2]


Ankhesenpepi IV was buried in Saqqara.[3] Apparently they lacked the appropriate resources for a burial, since she did not have a pyramid built for her. Her sarcophagus, which was made of reused stone, was found in a storeroom belonging to the mortuary temple of Queen Iput II.[4]


  1. Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.76
  2. Grajetzki, Wolfram Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary p. 26
  3. Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt
  4. Grajetzki, p. 26