"Neferneferuaten, the Younger"
Neferneferuaten Tasherit is the fourth daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Queen Nefertiti. She is probably named after her mother Nefertiti, who took the prenomen Neferneferuaten in Year 5 of Akhenaten. Her older sisters are Meritaten, Meketaten, and Ankhesenpaaten. Her younger sisters include; Neferneferure, and Setepenre.
Neferneferuaten Tasherit was born approximately in Year 6 at Amarna. She appears in tomb art of loyal courtiers. She appears with her parents and three older sisters in the AT1 tomb of Huya, an Egyptian Nobleman who served as Chief Steward of her grandmother Tiye. She also appears on a fresco dated to circa Year 9. She also appears along with her younger sisters in the Year 12 durbar scene in the AT2 tomb of Meryre II, overseer of the royal quarters.
Neferneferuaten Tasherit has been considered as identical to the female Pharaoh Neferneferuaten, likely due to her name, but she is generally considered to have been too young at the time. Furthermore, it is unlikely that she was able to assume power since her mother and older sisters were also alive. Her mother, Nefertiti, seems to be the most probable candidate for Pharaoh Neferneferuaten.
The location of her tomb and mummy remains unknown.
- Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 142-157.
- Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.