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Sedjefakare Kay Amenemhat VII

Sedjefakare Kay Amenemhat VII was an Egyptian pharaoh of the early 13th Dynasty in the late Middle Kingdom.


Archaeologically, he is known from several objects, including six cylinder seals,[2]and two scarab seals.[3] His name appears as graffito in the tomb of queen Khuit I at Saqqara.


Bark-stand, Cairo JE 15900

At Medamud (Upper Egypt), a bark-stand which originally had an inscription of Sedjefakare to which an inscription was added by Wegaf.[4] In the Turin King List Wegaf (7:05) heads this sequence of kings while Sedjefakare (7:17) comes later in the list, causing a debate about the chronology of these kings.

Nile Level Record

At Semna (Nubia), a Nile Level Record is dated to Year 1.[5] Other kings with Nile Level records at the fortresses of Semna and Kumma includes Amenemhat III, Amenemhat IV, Sobekneferu, Sekhemkare Amenemhat V and Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep Amenemhat.

Cylinder seals

Six cylinder seals are known.[6]

Cylinder Seal, Petrie UC 11533

At Harageh (Faiyum region), a cylinder seal with the inscription: Sedjefakare, beloved by Sobek lord of Sumenu.[7]

Cylinder Seal, Petrie UC 11534

At Lahun (Faiyum region), a cylinder seal with the inscription: Sedjefakare, beloved by Sobek lord of Sumenu.[8]

Cylinder Seal, New York MMA 10.130.1640

Cylinder seal with the Horus name Heriteptawy, beloning to Amenemhat VII[9][10]


Two scarabs are known.[11]

Scarab, New York MMA 26.7.85

Scarab With Throne Name Sedjefakare, beloning to Amenemhat VII.[12][13]

Non-Contemporary Attestations

The Turin King List 7:18 contains the entry: "The Dual King Sedjefa..kara, x years ...".[14] In the list he is predeceded by 7:17 Awtibra Hor and succeeded by 7:19 Sekhemre Khutawy Sobekhotep Amenemhat.


Ryholt assigns him without further evidence a reign of 3 years.[15]


  • K.S.B. Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997), 341, File 13/20.

See also


  1. ^ Thomas Schneider, Lexikon der Pharaonen, Bibliographisches Institut, Mannheim, 2nd ed. (2002), ISBN 3491960533
  2. ^ Swiss Private Collection; Brooklyn Museum 44.123.77; Ex Hilton Price 4250; Petrie Museum UCL 11533; Petrie Museum UCL 11534
  3. ^ Cairo, New York MMA 26.7.85
  4. ^ Cairo JE 15900
  5. ^ Elsa Yvanez (2010) Rock Inscriptions from Semna and Kumma
  6. ^ Swiss Private Collection; Brooklyn Museum 44.123.77; Ex Hilton Price 4250; Petrie Museum UCL 11533; Petrie Museum UCL 11534
  7. ^ London, Petrie Museum UC 11533
  8. ^ London, Petrie Museum UC 11534
  9. ^ New York MMA 10.130.1640
  10. ^ "Cylinder seal with the Horus name of Amenemhat VII".
  11. ^ Cairo; New York MMA 26.7.85
  12. ^ New York, MET 26.7.85
  13. ^ "Scarab with Throne Name of Amenemhat VII (Sedjefakare) | Late Middle Kingdom".
  14. ^ "Turin king list: Column 7".
  15. ^ Ryholt 1997:408
Preceded bySebkay Pharaoh of Egypt Thirteenth Dynasty Succeeded byWegaf
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