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Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IThutmose III
Titles Divine Adoratrice
Royal Wet Nurse
Chantress of Amun, Ra, and Atum
Issue Meritre-Hatshepsut
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Huy.

Huy or Hewy (transliteration: ḥwy) was an ancient Egyptian noblewoman of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Huy was the mother of Meritre-Hatshepsut, the Great Royal Wife of Pharaoh Thutmose III.[1] Huy played an important priestly role as Chantress in the cults of Amun, Ra, and Atum. One of her statues was found, it names her as the possible mother of the Great Royal Wife. This might prove that Meritre-Hatshepsut was not the daughter of Queen Hatshepsut, as she was thought to be. The statue, which is now in the British Museum, also depicts the children of Thutmose III and Meritre-Hatshepsut (Huy's grandchildren). Princess Nebetiunet is sitting on her grandmother's lap, Prince Menkheperre and princesses Meritamen, the other Meritamen and Iset can be seen on the side of the statue. Iset was probably the youngest, as her figure is depicted much smaller than that of the others.[2] Amenhotep II is absent, despite also being known as a child of Meritre-Hatshepsut.


The whereabouts of Huy's burial and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 138.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 133.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.