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"Born to Flourish"

Prince Wadjmose depicted on the lap of his Royal Tutor Paheri in the latter's EK2 tomb near el-Kab.©

Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose I
Titles King's Son
Father Thutmose I
Mother Mutnofret (?)
Burial Unknown

Wadjmose (ancient Egyptian: wꜣḏ-ms, "Born to Flourish") was an ancient Egyptian Prince of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.


Wadjmose was the son of Pharaoh Thutmose I.[1] It is not known who was his and his older full-brother Amenmose's mother. She is likely to have been either Queen Ahmose, who was also the mother of Hatshepsut and Neferubity, or the secondary wife Mutnofret, who also was the mother of Thutmose II.[2]


Wadjmose is depicted in the EK2 tomb of his and Amenmose's Royal Tutor Paheri near Eileithyiaspolis (modern: el-Kab). Wadjmose and another prince named Ramose were mentioned in the Theban Mortuary chapel of Wadjmose where Queen Mutnofret is also included.[3] This chapel may have been erected during the reign of Thutmose II between the places where later the mortuary temple of Thutmose IV and the Ramesseum were built. A statue of Mutnofret was found here, making it likely that she was his mother.[2] Like his older brother Amenmose, Wadjmose's name also occurs written in a cartouche, which is quite rare for princes.[4]


Wadjmose is thought to have predeceased his father,[2] for the next pharaoh was his younger (half-)brother Thutmose II. The wherabouts of his burial and mummy remain unknown.


  1. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 137.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 130-131, 140.
  3. Tyldesley 2006, p. 91.
  4. Dodson & Hilton 2004, p. 25.


  • Dodson, A./Hilton, D., 2004: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.
  • Tyldesley, J., 2006: Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson, London.