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mwt nfr.t
"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.


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.


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.


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


  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.


  • 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.