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Inner Coffin of Djedmut

Sarcophagus of Djedmut.

For other pages by this name, see Djedmut.

Djedmut (transliteration: ḏd-mwt, meaning: "Mut has Spoken"), likely an abbreviated version of Djedmutiuesankh,[1] was a woman who lived during the 25th-26th Dynasty possibly around Thebes, Egypt. She is identified by the hieroglyphs painted on her sarcophagus, which is now in the possession of the North Carolina Museum of Art. She was the daughter of a man named Nakht-Hor-eru and a woman named Katch-en-Hor (Katchenhor).[1]

Djedmut and her mother both shared the title "Lady of the House". Her mother's name is of foreign origin, with scholars speculating that Katchenhor was of Nubian descent.[1]


The images on the sarcophagus are from the Book of the Dead; the hieroglyphic texts offer instructions for ensuring Djedmut is protected in the afterlife. The images depict the goddess Nut, the weighing the heart against the feather of truth, the god Thoth, the goddess Ma'at, and the god Osiris.


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