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"Lady of All Lands"
Henuttaneb

Statue of Henuttaneb situated between the colossal statues of her parents at the Cairo Museum.

Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Amenhotep III
Akhenaten (?)
Titles King's Daughter
Father Amenhotep III
Mother Tiye
Spouse(s) Amenhotep III (?)
Burial Unknown

Henuttaneb (transliteration: ḥnwt-tꜣ-nb, meaning: "Lady of All Lands") was an ancient Egyptian Princess and possibly a Queen of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Henuttaneb was the third daughter of Pharaoh Amenhotep III and his Queen Tiye. Her older sisters were Sitamun and Iset, while her younger sisters are Nebetah and/or Baketaten. Her brothers were Thutmose, Amenhotep IV, and probably Smenkhkare. Henuttaneb was the aunt of Tutankhamun.

It is unclear whether Henuttaneb married her father, Amenhotep III, like her older sisters, Sitamun and Iset, who were also elevated to the rank of queen. Henuttaneb is nowhere mentioned as King's Wife, but on the aforementioned carnelian plaque her name is enclosed in a cartouche, a privilege which only kings and their wives were entitled to. Therefore Henuttaneb probably also married her father, in which case their marriage must have occured sometime after Year 34 of her father's reign and she would have probably been elevated to queenship like her sisters.

Attestations[]

Henuttaneb is shown on a colossal limestone family statue from Medinet Habu.[1] This huge seven-metre-high (23 ft) sculpture shows Amenhotep III and Tiye seated side by side, "with three of their daughters standing in front of the throne--Henuttaneb, the largest and best preserved, in the centre; Nebetah on the right; and another, whose name is destroyed, on the left".[2]

Henuttaneb also appears with her sister Iset and their parents at the temple at Soleb and on a carnelian plaque (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City). Henuttaneb's name appears on three faience fragments.[3]

Death and Burial[]

Like her older sisters, Sitamun and Iset, Henuttaneb also dissapeared from the historical record at the end of Amenhotep III's reign and is not mentioned again during Akhenaten's reign. She my have died or possibly went into seclusion after her brother Akhenaten became king. Henuttaneb's tomb remains unknown.

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 154.
  2. O'Connor & Cline 1998, p. 7.
  3. Dodson & Hilton 2004.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • O'Connor, D./Cline, E., 1998: Amenhotep III: Perspectives on His Reign. University of Michigan Press.
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