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Nefertari
nfrit
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nfr-tỉrỉ
"Beautiful Companion"
Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses II
Titles King's Daughter
Chantress of Amun
Father Ramesses II
Mother Nefertari (?)
Spouse(s) Amunherkhepeshef (?)
Issue Seti (?)
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Nefertari.

Nefertari (ancient Egyptian nfr-tỉrỉ, "Beautiful Companion") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Nefertari was a daughter of Pharaoh Ramesses II and the third daughter in the procession of princesses after her older (half-)sisters; Bintanath and Baketmut. The identity of her mother remains unknown, but given her name and high position in procession Queen Nefertari has been suggested. However, her absence among the statues of royal children at the façade of Queen Nefertari's smaller temple at Abu Simbel[1] argues against this.

She is probably identical with the wife of Crown Prince Amunherkhepeshef, who was her (half-)brother. If this were the case, she would likely have been the mother of his son named Seti.[2]

Attestations[]

Nefertari is depicted on a statue at the entrance of the Greater Abu Simbel temple and appears third in the procession of daughter at the Ramesseum, Wadi es-Sebua and Abydos, while appearing seventh in the procession at Luxor.

Burial[]

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

See also[]

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 167.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 168.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, Aidan & Hilton, Dyan (2004). The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
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