Abar was a Nubian queen dated to the Twenty-fifth Dynasty of Egypt.
Abar was the mother of King Taharqa and wife of the King Piye. She was a niece of King Alara of Nubia (the daughter of his sister).
She held several titles: King’s Mother (mwt niswt), King’s Sister (snt niswt), Mistress of the foreign lands (nbt kh3swt), Lady of Upper and Lower Egypt (''hnwt Sma'w mhw), Great Lady of the Two Lands (wrt nbt t3wy), Noble Lady (iryt p't), Great of Praises (wrt hzwt), and Sweet of Love (bnrt mrwt).
Abar is known from a stela (Stela V) found in Kawa recording that she was dedicated as a sistrum player at the temple by her father. She is also known from a scene at Jebel Barkal where she appears behind her son Taharqa and from a stela from Tanis.
Reisner proposed that Abar may be buried in Nuri in tomb 35.
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