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"Handmaid of Mut"

Baketmut at the Greater Abu Simbel Temple.

Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Seti IRamesses II
Titles King's Daughter
Father Ramesses II
Spouse(s) Ramesses II (?)
Burial Unknown

Baketmut (ancient Egyptian: mwt-bk.t, "Handmaid of Mut") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom. She was a daughter of Pharaoh Ramesses II.


Baketmut was a daughter of Pharaoh Ramesses II and appears second in the procession of princesses after her older (half-)sister Bentanat.

A statue of Baketmut stands at the feet of one of her father's colossi at the Great Temple of Abu Simbel. She is depicted as an adult, with an uraeus on her head. Being featured so prominently, Baketmut was probably the second-born daughter of Ramesses II and born during the latter years of her grandfather Seti I's reign. Ramesses II's principal wife Nefertari has been suggested as her mother, but Baketmut's absence among the statues of royal children at the façade of Nefertari's smaller temple at Abu Simbel[1] makes this unlikely. Baketmut's mother was therefore probably a minor wife of Ramesses II.

Like the majority of daughters that are listed high in the procession, Baketmut is also thought to have married her father Ramesses II, but in her case there is no sufficient evidence to support this. She could potentially have married her father and not have been elevated to the rank of queen consort.


The wherabouts of Baketmut's tomb and mummy remain unknown.

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  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 167.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.