Who's Who of Egyptian people, queens and family: Roy


19th Dynasty

The High Priest of Amun at Thebes, Roy was the son of a previous incumbent of the office, Roma-Roy. The latter succeeded Bakenkhons and it is probable that Roy was Bakenkhons' grandson. He was High Priest during the reign of King Seti II at the end of the Nineteenth Dynasty. His portrait statue suggests a proud and forceful man. He is represented holding a sistrum, sacred to the goddess Hathor.

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Last Updated: June 20th, 2011