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               Research on the Funerary Art of the 21a Theban Dynasty of Payanch and Personages of that Period  (1070-945 BCE)

                           Smendes II, High Priest of Amun in Thebes, ca. 997/96-993/92, 21a Dynasty                    

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HPA Smendes II, eldest son of HPA & "King" Menkheperraw and Isetemkheb C, is a shadowy figure in
history. His burial, or burial remains are unknown. A daughter born to a secondary wife, Tenthendjehuty,
Neskhons A (Nesykhonsw) became the niece-wife and favorite of his younger brother and successor HPA
Pinodjem II. Four children were born of this union, the only one of note being Nesytanebetisheru whose
remains were found in the Royal Cache TT320. This tomb was made at the premature, unexpected death
of Neskhons in the fifth year of the Tanite king Siamun (ca.973). It was meant for Neskhons and Pinodjem
II (who died five years later) only, not as a family tomb. All other burials, including that of Pinodjem's
sister-wife, Isetemkheb D, are intrusive re-burials made at an unknown time after the 11th year of the 22nd
Dynasty Tanite King Sheshonq I as attested by the burial docket on the mummy of Djedptahjuefankh,
Third Prophet of Amun, dated to that year (ca. 934) and found in TT320.

As we have no photographic material pertaining to this unimportant individual, we have nothing to offer you
here other than links to the more important players in this general period.