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Nedjemet
Nodjmet
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nḏm.t
"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.

Family[]

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.

Burial[]

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.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Thijs 2013.

Bibliography[]

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