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In attempting to define the role played by the God’s Wife of Amun Shepenupet I and her immediate successor Amenirdis I in the transition from Libyan to Nubian rule, the scenes preserved on a small chapel in East Karnak dedicated to Osiris, Ruler of Eternity (HqA Dt), are particularly illuminating. Discussion of a few select scenes preserved in the first room of that chapel, constructed under the Nubian ruler Shebitku (707-690 BC) will demonstrate the commemorative nature of this chapel and shed light on the dynamics governing the relationship between Shepenupet and Amenirdis.