Ahmose-Sapair (also -Sipair) was a prince of the late Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt (1580 to 1550 BCE).
Family of Ahmose-Sapair
He was probably a son of Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao and a brother of Ahmose I or the child of Ahmose I.
Ahmose-Sapair was likely born around 1550 BC. During a time when Egypt was experiencing a period of political and military upheaval following the expulsion of the Hyksos invaders from the Nile Delta.
Despite the relatively limited amount of information available about Ahmose-Sapair. He is significant as a member of the late Seventeenth Dynasty of Egypt. Which is widely regarded as one of the most important periods in Egyptian history. During this time, Egypt experienced a period of renewed prosperity and cultural flourishing, and the Eighteenth Dynasty produced some of the most famous pharaohs in Egyptian history, including Ahmose I, Hatshepsut, and Tutankhamun. Ahmose-Sapair’s own father, Ahmose I, is particularly famous for his role in leading the Egyptian army against the Hyksos invaders and reclaiming the Nile Delta for Egyptian rule.
During the Eighteenth Dynasty, he appears on several monuments. Such prominence is relatively rare in the case of princes who never ascended to the throne. Suggested that he might be identical to the unknown father of Thutmose I. Who succeeded Sapair’s nephew, the childless Amenhotep I.
At Dra Abu el-Naga, shabits and funerary linen belonging to Ahmose-Sapair found. However, the mummy identified as his is that of a 5- to 6-year-old boy. The mummy found in the Deir el-Bahari cache (DB320) in 1881 and was unwrapped by Grafton Elliot Smith and A. R. Ferguson on September 9, 1905. The location of his tomb is unknown. However it was still known during the inspection of tombs from the Twentieth Dynasty mentioned on the Abbott Papyrus.