591:  Irtyau

Scribe to Nitocris I and Daughter of Pharaoh Psamtik I

Birth and Death Dates Unknown Ancient Egypt

Irtyau was the chief attendant of the Divine Adoratrice of Amun (which was Nitocris I).

The Divine Adoratrice was an office similar to the God’s Wife, one of the highest-ranking offices a woman could attain in ancient Egypt.

This page is currently under construction. Obviously, I heard Irtyau’s name somewhere, but I cannot currently find any sources listing her online or in any of my personal books, but that doesn’t mean I’ll erase her. It just means I have to keep looking.

Sources:

http://www.touregypt.net/featurestories/women2.htm