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"Isis is in Panopolis"
Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Psusennes I
Titles Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re
King's Daughter
Father Psusennes I
Mother Wiay
Spouse(s) Menkheperre
Issue Smendes II, Henuttawy, Pinedjem II, Isetemakhbit, Tjanefer (?),Gautseshen
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Isetemakhbit.

Isetemakhbit or Isetemkheb (transliteration: ꜣst-m-ꜣḫ-bỉt, meaning: "Isis is in Panopolis") was an ancient Egyptian princess of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period. She was Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re at Thebes.


Isetemakhbit is the daughter of Pharaoh Psusennes I and Wiay.[1] Isetemakhbit was married to her uncle Menkheperre, who became High Priest of Amun. Her brother Amenemopet succeeded their father as pharaoh, while another brother, Ankhefenmut, was the heir apparent but predeceased their father.

Since Menkheperre is not known to have had other wives beside her, Isetemakhbit may have been the mother of all his nine or ten children. She is at least known to have been the mother of; Smendes II, his father's successor as High Priest of Amun; Henuttawy, who married her brother Smendes II and – as wife of he High Priest – succeeded her mother as Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re; Pinedjem II, who succeeded his older brother as High Priest; Isetemakhbit, who married her brother Pinedjem II and – as wife of he High Priest – succeeded her sister as Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re; and Gautseshen, who married Tjanefer (probably another brother).


The whereabouts of Isetemakhbit's tomb and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Dodson 2012, p. 60.


  • Dodson A., 2012 (Revised 2019 edition): Afterglow of Empire: Egypt from the Fall of the New Kingdom to the Saite Renaissance. The American University in Cairo Press.