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Sutererey
Sutailya/Shoteraya
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Dynasty 19th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Ramesses II, Merneptah or
Seti II and Amenmesses
Titles King's Wife
Spouse(s) Ramesses II, Merneptah,
Seti II or Amenmesses
Issue Siptah
Burial Unknown

Sutererey (also Sutailya or Shoteraya)[1] was an ancient Egyptian King's Wife or concubine of the Nineteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Origins and Family[]

Sutererey was a Canaanite rather than a native Egyptian name, which means that she was almost certainly a Pharaoh's concubine from Canaan.[1]

She is only known from a single relief in the Louvre Museum (E 26901) which pairs her name together with the name of her son, Ramesses-Siptah.[1] The relief may refer to Pharaoh Siptah, in which case Sutererey is either Merneptah, Seti II or Amenmesses's wife or concubine. However, as Aidan Dodson and Dyan Hilton suggest; she could instead be the mother of another prince Siptah making her a wife or concubine of Ramesses II.[2]

Burial[]

The whereabouts of Sutererey's burial and mummy remain unknown.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Callender 2006, p. 52; Callender's source comes from p. 140 of Thomas Schneider's ZAS 130 (2003) paper titled Siptah und Beja.
  2. Dodson & Hilton 2004.

Bibliography[]

  • Callender, G., 2006: The Cripple, the Queen & the Man from the North. KMT Vol. 17, No. 1.
  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
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