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ỉꜥḥ-ms nb.t-tʿ
"Born of the Moon, Lady of the Land"
Dynasty 17th and 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Tao IIAhmose II
Titles King's Daughter
King's Sister
Father Tao II
Mother Ahhotep I (?)
Spouse(s) Ahmose II (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Ahmose.

Ahmose-Nebetta (ancient Egyptian: ỉꜥḥ-ms nb.t-tʿ, "Born of the Moon, Lady of the Land") or simply Nebetta was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the late Seventeenth during the Second Intermediate Period. She lived into the early Eighteenth Dynasty of the New Kingdom.


Ahmose-Nebetta is known to have held the titles; King's Daughter (sꜣt-nsw) and King's Sister (snt-nsw).[1]


Ahmose-Nebetta was a daughter of Pharaoh Tao II and probably Queen Ahhotep I.

Ahmose-Nebetta is depicted as one of the "Lords of the West" in the TT359 tomb of Inherkhau, which dates to the Twentieth Dynasty. She is shown in the top row behind her sister Ahmose-Tumerisy and in front of her possible brother Ahmose-Sipair.[1] Since she is depicted as a queen with her name written in a cartouche, she possibly married her brother Pharaoh Ahmose II. However, she is not attested with the title King's Wife. Nebetta was also a sister of the King's Great Wife and God's Wife of Amun Ahmose-Nefertari and Pharaoh Kamose.


Ahmose-Nebetta is named on a statue of a prince Ahmose in the Louvre (E 15682). Two daughters of Ahhotep I, both named Ahmose, are named and they are thought to represent Ahmose-Nefertari and Ahmose-Nebetta.[1] A statue of a princess at the Louvre (N 496) identifies her as a king's daughter, as a king's sister and as the daughter of Queen Ahhotep I.[2]


The wherabouts of Ahmose-Nebetta's tomb and mummy remains unknown.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  2. Gitton 1984, p. 11, 16.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Gitton, M., 1984: Les divines épouses de la 18e dynastie. Presses Univ. Franche-Comté.
  • Smith, G.E., 1912: The Royal Mummies: Catalogue Général des Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée de Caire. Duckworth (Reprinted year 2000 version).