Sekhemre Wepmaat Intef

Sekhemre Wepmaat Intef

Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef-Aa was an Ancient Egyptian pharaoh of the 17th Dynasty of Egypt who lived late during the Second Intermediate Period when Egypt was divided into two by Hyksos controlled Lower Egypt and Theban ruled Upper Egypt.


Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef is sometimes referred to as Intef V and Intef VI. His nomen, Intef-Aa, translates as “His father brought him, the great” or “Intef, the great.” His name may also render Inyotef-aa.

He ruled from Thebes and was probably buried in a tomb in the cemetery.

Family of Sekhemre Wepmaat Intef

It is assumed that Sekhemre-Wepmaat Intef-aa and Nubkheperre Intef were brothers, due to the inscription of Nubkheperre on the coffin of Intef-aa. Furthermore, it is assumed that Nubkheperre and Intef-aa were sons of a king called Sobekemsaf, based on an inscription from a doorjamb from a 17th Dynasty temple at Gebel temple Antef.  Two kings named Sobekemsaf are known, Sobekemsaf I and Sobekemsaf II, and it is believed that the doorjamb refers to Sekhemre Shedtawy Sobekemsaf (Sobekemsaf II.

Pyramid of Sekhemre Wepmaat Intef

The small Pyramid of Intef-aa has not been located at Dra Abu el-Naga. The pyramid tomb of his brother Nubkheperre Intef was found in 2001. The Pyramidion of Intef-aa was inscribed with the king’s name and had a slope of 60 degrees. The pyramidion is now in the British Museum (BM EA 478).

Coffin and burial equipment

The Coffin of Intef-aa (Louvre E 3019) was a rishi coffin discovered in the 19th century by inhabitants of Kurna. The coffin preserved an inscription which reveals that this king’s brother Nubkheperre Intef buried – and thus succeeded – him.  The Priesse Papyrus was found inside the rishi coffin. The Canopic Chest of Intef-aa was also found.