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Wiay
wiAiiP4B1
wỉay
"Divine Barque"
Dynasty 18th Dynasty
Pharaoh(s) Thutmose IV (?)
Amenhotep III
Titles King's Daughter
Father Thutmose IV or
Amenhotep III
Burial Qurna cache (reburial)
For other pages by this name, see Wiay.

Wiay (ancient Egyptian: wỉay, "Divine Barque") was an ancient Egyptian Princess of the Eighteenth Dynasty during the New Kingdom.

Family[]

Wiay 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 and now resides in the National Museum of Scotland in Edinburgh.[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] Wiay 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[]

Wiay'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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