Ptahmose, son of Thutmose

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Ptahmose, son of Thutmose
High Priest of Ptah in Memphis
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh Thutmosis IV and Amenhotep III
Father Thutmose, vizier
Mother Tawy, lady of the house.
Burial Saqqara

Ptahmose was High Priest of Ptah in Memphis during the time of Thutmose IV and in the beginning of the reign of Amenhotep III.

High Priest of Ptah position

The High Priest of Ptah was sometimes referred to as "The Greatest of the Directors of Craftsmanship" (wr-ḫrp-ḥmwt). This title refers to Ptah as the patron god of the craftsmen.

Memphis, Egypt Ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, Egypt

Memphis was the ancient capital of Aneb-Hetch, the first nome of Lower Egypt. Its ruins are located near the town of Mit Rahina, 20 km (12 mi) south of Giza.

Thutmose IV Egyptian Pharaoh

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Ptahmose is mentioned on a round topped, limestone stela with his brother Meryptah. Ptahmose and his brother are sons of the Vizier Thutmose and his wife Tawy. Ptahmose held the titles of count and governor, one great in his office and important in the palace, Sem-priest, and Chief of the Master-craftsmen (High Priest of Ptah).

Ptah Egyptian deity

In Egyptian mythology, Ptah is the demiurge of Memphis, god of craftsmen and architects. In the triad of Memphis, he is the husband of Sekhmet and the father of Nefertum. He was also regarded as the father of the sage Imhotep.

Ptahmose's brother Meryptah is a well-known individual. He was a count and governor, beloved Sole Companion, confidant of the Good God, the Prophet and Chief Steward of the Mansion of Amenhotep III. [1] Meryptah served as steward in Amenhotep III's mortuary temple and held the position of High Priest of Ptah in Thebes. [2]

Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III temple of Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III

The Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III, also known as Kom el-Hettân, was built by the main architect Amenhotep, son of Habu, for the Pharaoh Amenhotep III during the 18th Dynasty in the New Kingdom. The mortuary temple is located on the Western bank of the Nile river, across from the Eastern bank city of Luxor. During its time, the Mortuary Temple of Amenhotep III was the largest funerary complex in Thebes that was built.

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  1. K. Bosse-Griffiths, The Memphite Stela of Merptaḥ and Ptaḥmosĕ, The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 41 (Dec., 1955), pp. 56-63
  2. O'Connor and Cline (Eds), Amenhotep III: Perspectives on his reign, 2001, pg 210