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Gautseshen
W11G1t
V32
M9B1
gꜣw.t-sšn
"Bouquet of Lotus Flowers"
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) AmenemopetPsusennes II
Titles Chantress of Amun-Re and Mut
Lady of the House
Father Tjanefer
Mother Gautseshen
Burial Bab el-Gasus
For other pages by this name, see Gautseshen.

Gautseshen (transliteration: gꜣw.t-sšn, meaning: "Bouquet of Lotus Flowers") was an ancient Egyptian chantress of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.

Titles[]

Her coffin in Leiden attests the following titles for Gautseshen; Chantress of Amun-Re, Chantress in the Domain of Mut, and Lady of the House.

Family[]

Gautseshen is a daughter of Tjanefer and Gautseshen. She was a granddaughter of the High Priest of Amun Menkheperre. She had three brothers; Pinedjem and Nesamun, both became Fourth Prophet of Amun, and Menkheperre, succeeded thir father as Third Prophet of Amun.[1]

Burial[]

Gautseshen was buried in the Bab el-Gasus cache at Deir el-Bahari, which is part of the greater Theban Necropolis. One of her coffins and her Book of the Dead and mummy are now in Cairo. Another coffin usurped from a certain Nesamunnestawy is held in Leiden.

References[]

  1. Sousa & Cooney 2021, p. 172-173.

Bibliography[]

  • Sousa, R./Cooney, K.M., 2021: Bab El-Gasus in Context: Rediscovering the Tomb of the priests of Amun.
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