Udjebten

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Udjebten
Resting place Pyramid in Saqqara
Occupation Queen of Egypt
Spouse(s) Pepi II
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Udjebten
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Udjebten or Wadjebten was an ancient Egyptian queen consort, a wife of Pharaoh Pepi II of the sixth dynasty.[1]

Titles

Her titles include that of Hereditary Princess (ỉrỉỉ.t-pˁt), which indicates she was of noble birth.

All other titles known for Udjebten are related to her role as wife of the king: She who sees Horus and Seth (m33.t-ḥrw-stš), Great one of the hetes-sceptre (wr.t-ḥts), King’s Wife (ḥm.t-nỉswt), Beloved King’s Wife of Men-ankh-Neferkare (ḥm.t-nỉswt mrỉỉ.t=f mn-ˁnḫ-nfr-k3-rˁ), Attendant of Horus (ḫt-ḥrw), Consort of the Beloved of the Two Ladies (zm3.t mrỉỉ-nb.tỉ).[2]

None of her titles state that she was a King's Daughter, so she may not have been a sister to pharaoh Pepi II like his other wives Neith and Iput II.

Burial

Udjebten was buried in a pyramid in Saqqara.[3] Her pyramid complex included a pyramid, a small mortuary temple and a cult pyramid. Udjebten's complex was surrounded by two perimeter walls. An inscription found at the sites mentions that the top of Udjebten's pyramid was encased in gold.[4]

References

  1. Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004) ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.78
  2. Grajetzki, Wolfram: Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, p.25
  3. Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt
  4. Verner, M., The Pyramids: The Mystery, Culture and Science of Egypt's Great Monuments

Further reading

Gustave Jéquier, La Pyramide d'Oudjebten, 1928.