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Baketamen
imn
n
G29
t
B1
bk.t-ỉmn
"Handmaid of Amun"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose III
Titles King's Daughter
Father Thutmose III
Mother Probably either Sitiah
or Nebetu
Burial TT320 (reburial?)

Baketamen (ancient Egyptian: bk.t-ỉmn, "Handmaid of Amun") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Baketamen was a daughter of Pharaoh Thutmose III.[1] The identity of her mother remains unknown, but was probably either her father's principal wife Sitiah or a minor wife Nebetu. Pharaoh Amenhotep II was her (half-)brother.

Attestation[]

Baketamen's name is inscribed on a faience votive object (together with her father's cartouche) found in Deir el-Bahari (now in Boston). She is also mentioned on a wooden staff of her servant, Amenmose, and probably on a scarab (now in the British Museum). It is possible that she is the princess standing behind Princess Meritamen in the Hathor chapel in Deir el-Bahari.[1][2]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Baketamen's burial and mummy remain unknown. However, she might be identical to the mummy of princess Baket[...], who was reburied in the royal cache during the 21st Dynasty.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 138.
  2. D'Auria 1983, p. 161-162.

Bibliography[]

  • D'Auria, S., 1983: The Princess Baketamūn. Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 69.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
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