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"Sweet One"
Nedjemet B

Nedjemet depicted on the Leiden Stela V65.©

Dynasty 20th and 21st Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses XISmendes I
Titles Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re
Lady of the House
Father Ramesses XI (?)
Mother Tentamun (?)
Spouse(s) Herihor
Issue Ankhefenmut, Shemsebaqet
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Nedjemet.

Nedjemet (transliteration: nḏm.t, meaning: "Sweet One") was an ancient Egyptian noble lady or possibly a princess of the late Twentieth and early Twenty-first Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


See also: 21st Dynasty Family Tree.

Nedjemet may have been a daughter of the last Ramesside Pharaoh Ramesses XI.[citation needed]

The Leiden Stela V 65 depicts Nedjemet with her husband Herihor who is presented as High Priest of Amun without royal overtones.[1] Nedjemet as wife of the High Priest held the office of Chief of the Harem of Amun-Re.[1] In the forecourt of the Temple of Khonsu at Karnak Nedjemet is depicted heading the row of princes and princesses in a role which can only be that of Herihor's queen consort, after her husband had assumed royal status at the start of the 21st Dynasty.[1] The pair is known to have had a son named Ankhefenmut and a daughter called Shemsebaqet.


The whereabouts of Nedjemet's tomb and mummy remain unknown. She may have been interred in the tomb of her husband, Herihor, which remains undiscovered.


  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thijs 2013.


  • Thijs, A., 2013: Nodjmet A, Daughter of Amenhotep, Wife of Piankh and Mother of Herihor. Zeitschrift für Ägyptische Sprache und Altertumskunde, Vol. 140.