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Hormose
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ḥrw-ms
"Born of Horus"
HormoseCoffin

Coffin of Hormose at the MET Museum in New York. ©MET

Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Hatshepsut
Titles Singer
Burial Undesignated burial at Sheikh Abd el-Qurna
For other pages by this name, see Hormose.

Hormose (transliteration: ḥrw-ms, meaning: "Born of Horus") was an ancient Egyptian singer under Pharaoh Hatshepsut of the Eighteenth Dynasty during to the New Kingdom.

Burial[]

The burial of Hormose was discovered during the 1935-1936 excavations on the hillside below Senmut's TT71 tomb chapel. Limestone chip from the previous excavation of TT71 had been dumped on the slope. This served as convenient cover for a number of subsidiary burials, including that of Hormose.[1] The found burial equipment of Hormose included his coffin and headrest, both currently at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, a lute, now in Cairo, and two forked wooden staves, one of which is tipped with a bronze ferrule.[2]

References[]

  1. Dorman 1991, p. 23.
  2. "Coffin of Harmose". metmuseum.org.

Bibliography[]

  • Dorman, P.F., 1991: The Tombs of Senenmut. Metropolitan Museum of Art, Vol. XXIV.
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