(fl. 1210–1175 BC)
   Workman in the Deir el-Medina community during Dynasty 19 and Dynasty 20. He is first attested as a slave boy of the foreman Neferhotep, who freed him and arranged a post for him as a workman. Neferhotep also obtained a bride for him from a community family. Hesunebef remained in the workforce after his patron’s death, but the new foreman, Paneb, Neferhotep’s adopted son, was later accused of adulterous relations with his wife and sexual misconduct with his daughter, who was then passed on to Paneb’s son. The truth of this accusation is unclear, but Hesunebef and his wife divorced. During the reign of Ramesses III, Hesunebef rose to the post of deputy foreman. He remained loyal to the memory of his patron, naming his son after him and erecting a stela in his honor.
   See also Kenherkhepeshef; Kha; Ramose; Sennedjem.
Historical Dictionary Of Ancient Egypt by Morris L. Bierbrier

Ancient Egypt. A Reference Guide. . 2011.

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