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Wahibre Ibiau

Wahibre Ibiau (throne name: Wahibre; birth name: Ibiau) was an Egyptian king of the 13th Dynasty, who reigned ca. 1670 BC for 10 years 8 months and 29 days according to the Turin King List.


Despite a relatively long reign for the period, Wahibre Ibiau is known from only a few objects. Wahibre is mostly attested by scarab seals bearing his name.[1] He is also named on the stela of an official named Sahathor, probably from Thebes.[2] Finally, a fragment of fayence from El-Lahun mentions this king.[3]

A notable member of Ibiau's royal court was the namesake vizier Ibiaw. It has been suggested that this vizier could have been the same person of Ibiau earlier in his life,[4] but in more recent times it was pointed out that such an identification is conjectural and unproven.[5]


  1. ^ Photos from the Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology on Digital Egypt
  2. ^ British Museum inventory number EA 1348.
  3. ^ Petrie Museum of Egyptian Archaeology, inventory number UCL 16056.
  4. ^ William C. Hayes, in The Cambridge Ancient History, 1973, vol. II, part I, p. 51ff.
  5. ^ Wolfram Grajetzki, Court Officials of the Egyptian Middle Kingdom, London 2009, p. 40.


  • K. S. B. Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period (Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, c. 1800–1550 BC, vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997), 353–54, File 13/32.
Preceded by
Sobekhotep VI
Pharaoh of Egypt
Thirteenth Dynasty
Succeeded by
Merneferre Ay
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