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Setepenre
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U21
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B1
stp-n-rꜥ
"Chosen by the Sun"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Akhenaten
Titles King's Daughter
Father Akhenaten
Mother Nefertiti
Burial AT26 (?)
For other pages by this name, see Setepenre.

Setepenre (ancient Egyptian: stp-n-rꜥ, "Chosen by the Sun") was a Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

She is the sixth and youngest daughter of Pharaoh Akhenaten and his Queen Nefertiti. Her older sisters include; Meritaten, Meketaten, Ankhesenpaaten, Neferneferuaten-Tasherit, and Neferneferure.[1]

Life[]

Setepenre was born between Year 9[2] and 11[3] of her father's reign at Amarna. She is shown on the lap of her mother Nefertiti on a fresco at the king's house in Amarna. All that is left is her hand on the fresco because of how badly damaged the fresco is. The next time she is mentioned in Year 12 with all of her older sisters at the durbar scene, which is depicted in the AT2 tomb of Meyre II and in the AT1 tomb of Huya at Amarna. It is likely that Setepenre died around Year 13 or 14, since she is not shown on tombs of her family after this time.

Burial[]

Setepenre was likely buried in the AT26 royal tomb of her father. Her mummy remains undiscovered.

References[]

  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 142-157.
  2. Tyldesley 1998.
  3. Aldred 1991.

Bibliography[]

  • Aldred, C., 1991: Akhenaten: King of Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Tyldesley, J., 1998: Nefertiti: Egypt's Sun Queen. Penguin, London.
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