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"Adoratrice of the Beautiful Feast of Opet"
Dynasty 20th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses IIIRamesses IV
Titles King's Great Wife
Lady of the Two Lands
King's Daughter
King's Mother
Divine Adoratrice
Father Ramesses III
Spouse(s) Ramesses IV
Issue Ramesses V
Burial QV74

Duatentopet or simply Tentopet (ancient Egyptian: dwꜥt-tỉ-n.t-ỉpt, "Adoratrice of the Beautiful Feast of Opet") was an ancient Egyptian Queen of the Twentieth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Titles[]

Duatentopet held the titles of King's Great Wife (ḥmt-nswt-wr.t), Lady of the Two Lands (nbt-tꜣwy), King's Daughter (zꜣ.t-nswt), King's Mother (mwt-nswt), and Divine Adoratrice (dwꜥt-nṯr).[1]

Family[]

Duatentopet was the queen of Pharaoh Ramesses IV. Even though the identity of Ramesses IV's wife has not been clearly stated in history, she is considered the most likely candidate by virtue of the titles. In the Karnak Temple Complex, an Adoratrix named Tentopet is shown with Ramesses III in the Temple of Khonsu. It is thought likely that Tentopet and Queen Duatentopet were the same person, and that she was a daughter of Ramesses III. Her title of King's Daughter therefore likely refers to him. Her mother is unknown. This would make her a (half-)sister, of her husband. She was likely the mother of Ramesses V.

Life[]

She appears as a Divine Adoratrix (probably during the reign of Ramesses III) in the Temple of Khonsu at Karnak. Interestingly she held the title of Divine Adoratrice, but never became God's Wife. Perhaps because this title remained in the hands of one of her father's queen consorts. Her Steward Amenhotep was buried in Theban tomb TT346.[2]

Burial[]

Duatentopet was buried in her QV74 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Queens. This tomb was usurped from an unused tomb of a 19th Dynasty princess.[3]

References[]

  1. Grajetzki 2005.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 192.
  3. Demas & Agnew 2012.

Bibliography[]

  • Demas, M./Agnew, N., eds. 2012: Valley of the Queens Assessment Report: Vol. 1. Los Angeles, CA: Getty Conservation Institute.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Grajetzki, W., 2005: Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary. Golden House Publications, London.
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