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Mutnofret
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"Mut is Beautiful"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose I
Thutmose II
Titles King's Great Wife
King's Mother
King's Daughter
King's Sister
Father Ahmose II
Mother Ahmose-Nefertari (?)
Spouse(s) Thutmose I
Issue Thutmose II, Wadjmose (?),
Ramose (?)
Burial Unknown

Mutnofret or Mutneferet (transliteration: mwt nfr.t, meaning: "Mut is Beautiful") was an ancient Egyptian Queen of the 18th Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Mutnofret was a King's Wife of Pharaoh Thutmose I and the mother of Pharaoh Thutmose II.[1] Ahmose was queen during their husband Thutmose I's reign. Based on her known titles of "King's Daughter" and "King's Sister", she is likely to have been a daughter of Pharaoh Ahmose II and a sister of Pharaoh Amenhotep I.[2] It is likely that she was also the mother of the princes Wadjmose and Ramose.[3] Prince Amenmose has also been proposed as her son,[4] however this seems unlikely since he is not mentioned in the Theban Mortuary chapel of Wadjmose, which attests Mutnofret and her aforementioned (probable) sons.

Attestations[]

She was depicted in the Deir el-Bahari temple built by her grandson Thutmose III; on a stela found at the Ramesseum; on the colossus of her son; and a statue of her bearing a dedication by Thutmose II was found in the mortuary chapel of Wadjmose.[1] This suggests that Mutnofret was still alive during her son's reign.[5] Mutnofret was presumably granted the title "King's Great Wife" by her son Thutmose II.

Burial[]

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

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 139.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 126.
  3. Tyldesley 1998.
  4. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 130-131, 138.
  5. Shaw 2000, p. 231, 236.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Shaw, I., 2000: The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt. Oxford University Press.
  • Tyldesley, J., 1998: Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh. Penguin Books, London.
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