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"Raising Mut"
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Smendes I
Father Piankh
Mother Nedjemet
Issue Menkheperre
Burial Unknown

Faienmut (ancient Egyptian: fꜣỉ-n-mwt, meaning "Raising Mut") is an ancient Egyptian noblewoman of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.


Faienmut is a daughter of the High Priest of Amun Piankh and Nedjemet, Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re.[1] Faienmut's family relationships are known from the burial of her son, Menkheperre, in MMA 60 at Deir el-Bahari.[2] His coffin states that he is "God's Father, Priest of Amun-Re, son of Faienmut, grandson of Piankh".[3] The Luxor graffito dating to the pontificate of Faienmut's brother Pinedjem I as High Priest depicts the latter and additional brothers honoring their parents. These include; Heqanefer, the Second Prophet of Amun; Heqamaat, a Sem Priest at Medinet Habu; and Ankhefenmut, the Overseer of the Cattle, Chief Steward of Amun and Priest of Mut.[4] Herihor, who held the position of High Priest of Amun between Piankh and Pinedjem I, was likely another brother.[5]


The whereabouts of Faienmut's tomb and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 200-201.
  2. Winlock 1924, p. 24–28.
  3. Kitchen 1996, p. 534.
  4. Thijs 2013, p. 63-64.
  5. Thijs 2013.


  • Dodson A., 2012 (Revised 2019 edition): Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. The American University in Cairo Press.
  • Kitchen, K.A., 1996: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC). 3rd ed. Aris & Phillips, Warminster.
  • Thijs, A., 2013: Nodjmet A, Daughter of Amenhotep, Wife of Piankh and Mother of Herihor. ZÄS 140.
  • Winlock, H.E., 1924: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Egyptian Expedition 1923–1924. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, Vol. 19, No. 12.