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"Daughter of Anat"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV (?) – Amenhotep III
Spouse(s) Thutmose IV or Amenhotep III
Burial KV40
For other pages by this name, see Bentanat.

Bentanat, Bintanat or Antibenet (transliteration: bnt-Ꜥntỉ, meaning: "Daughter of Anat") was an ancient Egyptian noblewoman of foreign origin of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom. Her name is Semitic and refers to Anat, a Canaanite goddess.

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Bentanat was a member of the royal harem of an unidentified pharaoh. Her connection to the royal family is uncertain. Her name is only known from hieratic inscriptions on a pottery fragment found in the KV40 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings. There are no titles attested for her. Given her foreign name, she may have been the daughter of a Semitic ruler and sent to the pharaoh in diplomatic marriage.[1]

The royal titles found on many jars in KV40 indicated that the buried were members of the families of Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III, both of whom also are interred in the Valley of the Kings.[2] Since the name of Thutmose IV is followed by True of Voice (mꜢꜤ-ḫrw), indicating he had already died,[1] she was probably interred at some point during the reign of Amenhotep III. Bentanat may thus have been a wife or concubine of Amenhotep III or Thutmose IV.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Susanne Bickel: Princesses, Robbers and Priests - The unknown side of the Kings' Valley. Presentation at a conference at the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, October 14 2017, Online; Bentanat mentioned at 51:05.
  2. "Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children". HeritageDaily, 28 April 2014.