The Ancient Egyptian noble Intefiqer (ỉnỉ-ỉt.f ỉqr) was overseer of the city and Vizier under Amenemhet I and Senusret I during the early 12th Dynasty (19911802 BC). He is known from several rock inscriptions in Lower Nubia, showing that he was part of a military mission into this region. He appears in an inscription found at the Red Sea coast and in the so-called Reisner Papyri. Two rock inscriptions in Lower Nubia mention him. They seem to indicate that he was involved in a military campaign into this region.[2] The inscriptions are not dated, but other inscriptions in the region seem to indicate a military campaign in year 29 of Amenemhet I, which corresponds to the 9th year of Senusret I. Intefiqer is also known from a stela found at Wadi el-Hudi, dated to year 20. It reports the bringing of Amethyst.[3]

in hieroglyphs

The tomb of his mother Senet in Thebes is in Sheikh Abd el-Qurna in the Theban Necropolis, opposite Luxor.[4] Intefiqer was buried in a mastaba at Lisht, next to the pyramid of Amenemhet I.[5]


  1. Hermann Ranke: Die ägyptische Persönennamen. Verlag von J. J. Augustin in Glückstadt, 1935. p.34
  2. Z.Zaba: The Rock Inscriptions of Lower Nubia, Prague 1974, p. 39 (no. 10), 99, (no. 73)
  3. Ashraf I. Sadek: The Amethyst Mining Inscriptions I, Text, Warminster 1980, p. 22-24 (no. 8)
  4. Baikie, James (1932). Egyptian Antiquities in the Nile Valley. Methuen. p. 575.
  5. D. Arnold: Middle Kingdom Tomb Architecture at Lisht, New York 2008, S. 69-71, pls. 62-92, pl. 129-133 ISBN 978-1-58839-194-0


  • Norman de Garis Davies: The tomb of Antefoker, vizier of Sesostris I, and of his wife, Senet (no. 60), London 1920
  • Wolfram Grajetzki: Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, London 2009 p. 27-30 ISBN 978-0-7156-3745-6
  • William Kelly Simpson: Rulers and Administrators - Dynasty 12, The Rule of the House of Itj-towy with Some Personal Reminiscenes, In: D. P. Silverman, W. K. Simpson, J. Wegner (Hrsg.): Archaism and Innovation: Studies in the Culture of Middle Kingdom Egypt, New Haven, Philadelphia 2009 S. 269-97 ISBN 978-0-9802065-1-7

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