Sekhemre Shedwast

Sekhemre Shedwast (Sekhemreshedwaset) was a native Ancient Egyptian king of the 16th Theban dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period and the successor of king Bebiankh.[1]

It has been suggested, but not currently accepted, that Sekhemre Shedwast may be identical to Sekhemre-shedtawi Sobekemsaf II--since their royal names differ. If so, he may have been married to Queen Nubkhaes II and they may have had a son named Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef.[2]

The royal name Sekhemre Shedwaset translates literally as "the Might of Re which rescues Thebes."[3]


  1. Kim Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period c.1800-1550 B.C, Museum Tusculanum Press, (1997), p. 202
  2. Chris Bennett, A Genealogical Chronology of the Seventeenth Dynasty, Journal of the American Research Center in Egypt, Vol. 39 (2002), pp. 123-155 JSTOR
  3. Ryholt, p.156

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