Khutawyre Wegaf (or Ugaf) was a pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt, who is known from several sources, including a stele and statues. There is a general known from a scarab with the same name, who is perhaps identical with this king.

Attestations

A king with the name Khutawyre appears in the Turin King List as the first ruler of the Thirteenth Dynasty of Egypt. However, some researchers—especially Kim Ryholt—argue that the writer of the king list confused the name Khutawyre with that of Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep and consequently placed Wegaf as the first pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty when he should have been placed in the middle of it. In particular, Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep is regarded by Ryholt and other Egyptologists, including Darrell Baker, as the first pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty and a son of Amenemhat IV.[3]

Cairo JE 35256 (weak)

At Abydos, a stele dated to a regnal Year 4 and dedicated to preserving the procession road in the area of Wepwawet (Egyptian Museum JE 35256) was usurped by Neferhotep I, but Anthony Leahy suggested that it was originally issued by Wegaf,[4] an opinion shared by Darell Baker[5] but not by Ryholt, who rather suggested that the original issuer of the stela was more likely another pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty, Seth Meribre.

Cairo JE 37510

At Karnak, a stela fragment with the royal name of Wegaf beloning to the “scribe of documents of the king of the presence”, “god's father”, and "wab-priest of Amun" [...] (name lost).[6]

Cairo JE 33740

At Karnak, a granite throne fragment of Wegaf the central court of the Great Temple.[7][8]

Medamud

At Medamud, an altar from the Temple of Montu.

References

  1. ^ Georges Legrain: Notes d’inspection. XLIX-LVI, ASAE 8, 1907, p. 248-275
  2. ^ Thomas Schneider: Lexikon der Pharaonen
  3. ^ Darrell D. Baker: The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I - Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC, Stacey International, ISBN 978-1-905299-37-9, 2008
  4. ^ Leahy, Anthony (1989). "A Protective Measure at Abydos in the Thirteenth Dynasty". Journal of Egyptian Archaeology. 75: 41–60. doi:10.1177/030751338907500105. S2CID 192286085.
  5. ^ Darrell D. Baker: The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I - Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC, Stacey International, ISBN 978-1-905299-37-9, 2008, p. 406
  6. ^ "Cairo JE 37510 | Persons and Names of the Middle Kingdom".
  7. ^ Cairo, Egyptian Museum JE 33740
  8. ^ http://www.griffith.ox.ac.uk/gri/3cairo.pdf[bare URL PDF]

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