Sabef is the ancient Egyptian name of a high official who lived during the reign of the King ( Pharaoh) Qaa in the 1st Dynasty.


Sabef was known for his richly decorated and inscribed grave stele, now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo is located (JE 34416 ). It is rectangular and has a large, also rectangular window with engravings. It is about 82 cm high and 37.5 cm wide. The inscription lists the official title of the Sabef and presented for the first time the complete portrait of a private person in Priesterornat. Sabef border is shown in the right hand, outstretched hand he holds a long staff. His left hand holds a scepter Shechem. Was discovered the Stele around 1890 by the French archaeologist Émile Amélineau.


Sabef held several high offices, he was also head of the dining hall and the wine cellar of the estate "All protection is behind him ", head of the Red House of the Good " seat of the harpooning Horus" and friend of the royal family.


Sabef was buried after his death in an adjoining grave in the necropolis of King Qaa ( Tomb Q) in Abydos. Until the beginning of the 2nd Dynasty, it was the ancient Egyptian tradition, that some of the members of the royal family had to follow the ruler to his death.