Wahibre Ibiau (throne name: Wahibre; birth name: Ibiau, also Ibiaw, Iaib, or Ia-ib) was an ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 13th Dynasty, who reigned c. 1670 BC for 10 years 8 months and 29 days according to the Turin King List.


Despite a relatively long reign for the period, Wahibre Ibiau is known from only a few objects, mostly 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 faience from El-Lahun mentions this king.[3]

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

See also


  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.