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Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Tutankhamun
Titles Chief of the Harem of Amun
Father Yuya (?)
Mother Tjuyu (?)
Spouse(s) Khaemwaset
Issue Paser I, Tjuri
Burial Unknown
For other pages by this name, see Taemwadjes.

Taemwadjes or Taemwadjsy (ancient Egyptian: tꜣ-m-wḏs) was an ancient Egyptian noble lady of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom. She was "Chief of the Harem of Amun" during the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun.


Taemwadjes was the most prominent lady in Nubia during the reign of Pharaoh Tutankhamun. She was probably very close to the royal family due to her origin from the Panopolis family of Yuya and Tjuyu, the parents of Queen Tiye.[1] Her close relation to Yuya and Tjuyu is implied by the fact that she left her name and a vase with her title "Greatest of the Harem of Amun" in their KV46 tomb in the Valley of the Kings, which is a title that Tjuyu previously held. Taemwadjes may thus be a descendant, or even the youngest daughter, of Yuya and Tjuyu.[2]

Taemwadjes seems to have married the "Overseer of the Archery of Kush" Khaemwaset, who was the head of the military in Nubia. However, he appears to have predeceased her. She then married the Viceroy of Kush Amenhotep-Huy with whom she had at least two sons; Paser I, who succeeded his father as Viceroy, and Tjuri, who was a charioteer.[3]


The whereabouts of Taemwadjes' tomb and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Kawai 2015, p. 310, 313, 321.
  2. Kawai 2015, p. 313.
  3. Kawai 2015, p. 314.


  • Kawai, N., 2015: The Administrators and Notables in Nubia under Tutankhamun. In: R. Jasnow and K.M. Cooney (Ed.) with the assistance of K.E. Davis, Joyful in Thebes Egyptological Studies in Honor of Betsy M. Bryan (Material and Visual Culture of Ancient Egypt 1), Atlanta.