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Inner coffin of Henuttawy held at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York. ©The MET

Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Titles Chantress of Amun
Lady of the House
Burial MMA 59
For other pages by this name, see Henuttawy.

Henuttawy (ancient Egyptian: ḥnw.t-tꜣwy, "Mistress of the Two Lands") was an ancient Egyptian noble woman of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.


Henuttawy was a Chantress of Amun and Mistress of the House.[1]


Henuttawy's family remains unknown, but she appears to have been a regular citizen and not related to the royal family.[2]


Henuttawy was buried in MMA 59 at Deir el-Bahari. The tomb was previously carved for a man named Minmose. Her mummy and coffins were discovered there in 1923-1924 by an expedition led by Herbert E. Winlock. Henuttawy's mummy, coffins and part of the funerary equipment were taken to the Metropolitan Museum of Art.


Based on her mummy, Henuttawy died in her early 20s. Her body was not embalmed but simply wrapped in layers of linen bandages.[3] The mummy did not fit the coffin and the feet were damaged when the mummy was forced inside.[4]


  1. "Inner Coffin of the Chantress of Amun-Re Henettawy". The Met Museum.
  2. Kitchen 1986, p. 57.
  3. "Coffin Set of the Chantress of Amun-Re Henettawy". The Met Museum.
  4. Winlock 1924, p. 22-24.


  • Kitchen, K.A., 1986: The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC). Aris & Phillips Limited, Warminster.
  • 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.