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Tatau
Tawy
N16
N16
Z3B1
tꜣ-tꜣ(.w)
"The Two Lands"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV (?)
Amenhotep III
Titles King's Daughter
Father Thutmose IV or
Amenhotep III
Burial Qurna cache (reburial)

Tatau or Tawy (ancient Egyptian: tꜣ-tꜣ(.w), "The Two Lands") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Tatau was a daughter of an unidentified pharaoh. Her connection to the royal family is uncertain. Her name and title "King's Daughter" (zꜣt-nswt) are only known from her mummy label found in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna cache. The label states that she was of the House of Royal Children.[1] The occupants of the cache are generally thought to date to the reign of Amenhotep III since the entrance was blocked by a wall marked with a seal carrying this pharaoh's throne name.[1] Tatau was thus probably either his or Thutmose IV's daughter, but it cannot be ruled out that she might date to a different time of the New Kingdom.

Burial[]

Tatau's original burial remains unknown. Her mummy was discovered in 1857 in the Sheikh Abd el-Qurna cache where she had been reburied – along with several other royals – during Year 27 of Pharaoh Psusennes I of the 21st Dynasty, but the tomb was robbed in antiquity.[1]

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Dodson & Janssen 1989, p. 130.

Bibliography[]

  • Dodson, A./Janssen, J.J., 1989: A Theban Tomb and Its Tenants. The Journal of Egyptian Archaeology, Vol. 75.
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