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"Daughter of Thoth"

Mask of Sitdjehuty at the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich.©Hans Ollermann

Dynasty 17th Dynasty
18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Tao II
Ahmose II
Titles King's Wife
King's Daughter
King's Sister
Father Ahmose I
Mother Tetisheri
Spouse(s) Tao II
Issue Ahmose
Burial Known?

Sitdjehuty (Ancient Egyptian: sꜣt-ḏḥwtj, "Daughter of Thoth") was an ancient Egyptian Princess and King's Wife of the late Seventeenth Dynasty during the Second Intermediate Period.


Sitdjehuty is known to have held the titles; King's Daughter (sꜣt-nsw), King's Sister (snt-nsw), and King's Wife (ḥmt-nsw).[1]


Sitdjehuty was a daughter of Pharaoh Ahmose I and Queen Tetisheri. She was a sister-wife of Pharaoh Tao II.[2] The queens Ahhotep I and Ahmose-Inhapi were her sisters.

Sitdjehuty is mentioned on the mummy shroud of her daughter Princess Ahmose, which was found in the QV47 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Queens. Ahmose is called the King's Daughter and Queen's Sister, which suggests that Ahmose was the daughter of Tao II and Sitdjehuti.[1]


Sitdjehuty's original tomb remains unknown. Her mummy was discovered around 1820, along with its coffin, golden mask, a heart scarab, and linens donated by her niece Queen Ahmose-Nefertari. The linen is inscribed with the text:

"Given in the favour of the god's wife, king's wife and king's mother Ahmose-Nefertari may she live, so Sitdjehuty."[3]

Sitdjehuty's coffin lid is now held at the State Museum of Egyptian Art in Munich while her funerary mask is located at the British Museum (EA 29770) in London.


  1. 1.0 1.1 Grajetzki 2005.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004.
  3. Quirke & Spencer 1992, p. 188-189.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Grajetzki, W., 2005: Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary. Golden House Publications, London.
  • Quirke, S./Spencer, J., 1992: The British Museum Book of Egypt. BMP, London.