Although the official career of Udjahorresnet is rather well-known in modern historiography, his family and social background has drawn little in-depth scholarly attention and is still poorly understood. This paper uses onomastics, genealogy, and prosopography as main methodological approaches in order to suggest first preliminary results. Accordingly, Udjahorresnet seems to be a member of a large and well- connected priestly family circle close to the royal house of Sais and active for generations throughout the Nile Delta, more specifically in the temples of Sais (Sa el-Hagar), Buto (Tell el-Fara‘in), Imau (Kom el-Hisn), Kom el-Firin, and perhaps Tanis (San al-Hagar). The owner of the kneeling statuette Khartum 2782 might be the best candidate for Udjahorresnet’s father, while members of his extended family left numerous monuments, including a seated group statue in the Louvre (N.663).
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