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"Isis is in Panopolis"
Isetemakhbit D

Isetemakhbit's outer coffin (Cairo Museum JE 26198). © Denver Museum of Nature & Science

Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Psusennes ISiamun
Titles Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re
Father Menkheperre
Mother Isetemakhbit
Spouse(s) Pinedjem II
Issue Psusennes II, Herweben,
Henuttawy, Maatkare
Burial TT320
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 noble woman of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.


See also: 21st Dynasty Family Tree.

Isetemakhbit was the daughter of the High Priest of Amun, Menkheperre, and the Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re, Princess Isetemakhbit. Through her mother she was the granddaughter of Pharaoh Psusennes I. She succeeded her mother in this prominent position and was married to her brother, Pinedjem II, who rose to the office of High Priest of Amun.[1] She was the mother of the last Theban High Priest of Amun and pharaoh of the 21st Dynasty, Psusennes II. They also had three daughters;[1][2] Herweben, who became Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re in the Fourth Phyle and was buried in the Bab el-Gasus cache, Henuttawy, who became God's Wife of Amun, and Maatkare, a Chantress of Amun.


Isetemakhbit D Mummy

Wrapped mummy of Isetemakhbit (Smith 1912).

Isetemakhbit was buried in the royal cache at Deir el-Bahari. Her mummy and coffins were discovered there in 1981. Isetemkheb's mummy has the inventory number CG 61093 and remains wrapped.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  2. Niwiński 1988, p. 226-230.
  3. "Isetemkheb D's Burial in TT320". The Theban Royal Mummy Project, by William Max Miller.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Niwiński, A., 1988: The Wives of Pinudjem II: A Topic for Discussion. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 74.
  • Smith, G.E., 1912: The Royal Mummies: Catalogue Général des Antiquités Égyptiennes du Musée de Caire. Duckworth Egyptology, Bath (Reprinted year 2000 version).