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Nauny depicted presenting offerings to Osiris on her funerary payrus (MET DT551).

Dynasty 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Smendes IOsorkon (?)
Titles King's Daughter
Chantress of Amun
Lady of the House
Father Pinedjem I
Mother Tentnabekhenut
Burial TT358

Nauny (ancient Egyptian: nꜣwny) is an ancient Egyptian princess of the Twenty-first Dynasty during the Third Intermediate Period.


Her titles, known from her burial, are King's Daughter of His Body, Singer of Amun, and Lady of the House.


Nauny was the daughter of the High Priest of Amun Pinedjem I, who was the de facto ruler of Southern Egypt from 1070 BCE onwards, then proclaimed himself pharaoh in 1054 BCE. Her mother is known to have been Tentnabekhenut from Nauny's funerary papyrus.[1] Nauny's half-brother ascended to the throne as Pharaoh Psusennes I, while three other half-brothers became High Priest of Amun; Masaharta, Djedkhonsiuefankh, and Menkheperre. The God's Wife of Amun Maatkare was her half-sister.[2]


Nauny was buried in the TT358 tomb at Deir el-Bahari with the original tomb-owner, Queen Ahmose-Meritamen of the Eighteenth Dynasty.[1] The tomb was excavated by Herbert E. Winlock during the 1929–30 excavations on behalf of the Metropolitan Museum of Arts.


The mummy was unwrapped by Winlock and examined by him and Derry in 1929 or 1930. Nauny was short (about 145 cm) and obese, similarly to two other children of Pinedjem I, Henuttawy and High Priest Masaharta. She was about 70 years old at death.[3]

Nauny's sycamore coffins were originally made for her mother. Among the objects in her tomb 392 ushabtis (in seven boxes), a scarab amulet, an Osiris statue and a copy of the Book of the Dead (within the hollowed statue) were found.[3]


  1. 1.0 1.1 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 207.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 207.
  3. 3.0 3.1 "Isfet: Princess Nany".


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Winlock, H.E., 1924: The Metropolitan Museum of Art: The Egyptin Expedition 1923-1924. The Metropolitan Museum of Art Bulletin, New Series, Vol. 19, No. 12.