Hatshepsut (king's daughter)

Hatshepsut was an ancient Egyptian king's daughter of the 13th Dynasty, around 1750 BC. There are three instances where a person named Hatshepsut is mentioned. It is not known if these are the same or different individuals.

Stela, Cairo Museum CG 20394

Hatshepsut, daughter of Queen NofretEdit

She is known from a limestone stela now in the Cairo Egyptian Museum (CG 20394) and found at Abydos,[1] where it is stated that she was the daughter of a king's wife Nofret. The name of her royal father is not recorded here. The queen Nofret is not known from other sources.[2] Hatshepsut appears on this stela as wife of the military man Nedjesankh/Iu who had a second wife with the name Nubemwakh. On the stela is also mentioned her daughter, the lady of the houses Nebetiunet.

A 13th–Dynasty scarabEdit

A king's daughter Hatshepsut is also known from a scarab seal. According to Kim Ryholt the scarab can be dated to the time before Sobekhotep III on stylistic grounds.[2]

Hatshepsut, a King's Daughter from the time of Ameny QemauEdit

In 2017, there was discovered a 13th Dynasty pyramid at Dahshur. In the pyramid was found a stone slab with pyramid texts[3] and the name of the king Ameny Qemau. In the same pyramid was found a canopic box naming the king's daughter Hatshepsut[4], and the fragmented remains of a wooden coffin (later partially reconstructed) carved in a style consistent with a high status female of the Middle Kingdom.[5]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ H.O. Lange, H. Schäfer, Grab- und Denksteine des Mittleren Reichs, Theil I: Text zu No. 20001-20399, Berlin, 1902, pp. 393–4
  2. ^ a b K.S.B. Ryholt: The Political Situation in Egypt during the Second Intermediate Period, c.1800–1550 BC, Carsten Niebuhr Institute Publications, vol. 20. Copenhagen: Museum Tusculanum Press, 1997, ISBN 8772894210, p. 246
  3. ^ Ein neues Fragment der Pyramidentexte ist in der Pyramide des Ameny Qemau gefunden (identified by Ivan Bogdanov)
  4. ^ Owen Jarus: Burial Chamber of Princess Possibly Found in Ancient Egypt Pyramid, in Live Science
  5. ^ Face of an Egyptian Princess Who Lived 4,000 Years Ago Uncovered