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Senseneb
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"Healthy Sister"
Senseneb

Painted relief of Senseneb from Deir el-Bahari.©

Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose I
Titles King's Mother
Issue Thutmose I
Burial Unknown

Senseneb (Ancient Egyptian: sn-snb, "Healthy Sister") was an ancient Egyptian noblewoman of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Senseneb was the mother of Pharaoh Thutmose I. She only bore the title of King's Mother (mwt-nswt) and is therefore thought to have been a commoner.

Attestations[]

Senseneb is known from a stele from Wadi Halfa (Cairo CG 34006), where she is shown swearing an oath of allegiance as the king's mother on the coronation of her son Thutmose I.[1] Senseneb is also depicted on painted reliefs from the mortuary temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahari.[2]

Burial[]

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

References[]

  1. De Buck 1948, p. 46; Urk IV (79.5 to 81.8).
  2. Naville 1895, pl. XII.

Bibliography[]

  • De Buck, A. 1948: Coronation decree of Tuthmosis I.
  • Naville, E., 1895: The Temple of Deir el Bahari, Part I. Plates 1 - 24: The north-western end of the upper platform. Egypt Exploration Fund, London.
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