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Tatshuya
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ttšwỉꜤ
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV (?)
Amenhotep III
Spouse(s) Thutmose IV or
Amenhotep III
Burial KV40

Tatshuya (transliteration: ttšwỉꜤ)[1] was an ancient Egyptian noblewoman of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Burial and family[]

Tatshuya was a member of the royal harem of an unidentified pharaoh. Her connection to the royal family is uncertain. Her name is only known from hieratic inscriptions on a pottery fragment found in the KV40 rock-cut tomb in the Valley of the Kings. There are no titles attested for her.[1] She may have been an unattested King's Daughter or a minor wife or concubine.

The royal titles found on many jars in KV40 indicated that the buried were members of the families of Thutmose IV and Amenhotep III, both of whom also are interred in the Valley of the Kings.[2] Since the name of Thutmose IV is followed by True of Voice (indicating that he had already died),[1] she was probably interred at some point during the reign of Amenhotep III. Tatshuya may thus have been a daughter or wife/concubine of Amenhotep III or Thutmose IV.

References[]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 Susanne Bickel: Princesses, Robbers and Priests - The unknown side of the Kings' Valley. Presentation at a conference at the Museo Egizio in Turin, Italy, October 14 2017, Online; Tatshuya mentioned at 50:42.
  2. "Egyptologists identify tomb of royal children". HeritageDaily, 28 April 2014.
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