Wahibre Ibiau

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Wahibre Ibiau (throne name: Wahibre; birth name: Ibiau) was an Egyptian king of the 13th Dynasty, who reigned ca. 1670 BC for 10 years 8 months and 29 days according to the Turin King List.

Attestations

Despite a relatively long reign for the period, Wahibre Ibiau is known from only a few objects. Wahibre is mostly attested by scarab seals bearing his name.[1] He is also named on the stela of an official named Sahathor, probably from Thebes.[2] Finally, a fragment of fayence from El-Lahun mentions this king.[3]

A notable member of Ibiau's royal court was the namesake vizier Ibiaw. It has been suggested that this vizier could have been the same person of Ibiau earlier in his life,[4] but in more recent times it was pointed out that such an identification is conjectural and unproven.[5]

References

  1. Photos from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology on Digital Egypt
  2. British Museum inventory number EA 1348.
  3. Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, inventory number UCL 16056.
  4. William C. Hayes, in The Cambridge Ancient History, 1973, vol. II, part I, p. 51ff.
  5. Wolfram Grajetzki, Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, London 2009, p. 40.

Bibliography

  • K. S. B. Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, c. 1800–1550 BC, vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997), 353–54, File 13/32.
Preceded by
Sobekhotep VI
Pharaoh of Egypt
Thirteenth Dynasty
Succeeded by
Merneferre Ay