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Shepenupet II

By Jacqueline Engel

An ancient Egyptian princess.

Shepenupet II (alt. Shepenwepet II, prenomen: Henutneferumut Irietre) was an ancient Egyptian princess of the 25th Dynasty who served as the high priestess, the Divine Adoratrice of Amun, from around 700 BC to 650 BC.

She was the daughter of the first Kushite pharaoh Piye and sister of Piye’s successors, Shabaka and Taharqa.

25Dyn. 712-664 BC.

Gilded granite.

Medinet Habu.

Text and location Egyptian Museum Caïro.

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