Kapes was a wife of Pharaoh Takelot I and the mother of Pharaoh Osorkon II.[3] Kapes is mentioned on the Pasenhor stela found in the Serapeum of Saqqara. On the stela she has the title of God's mother. Kapes is also known from her son Osorkon II's tomb in Tanis. No further titles are mentioned for Kapes in her son's tomb.[1] A lamentation text in her son's tomb end with the line "ir n.f K3pws" which translates to "Kapus did (or made) this for him".[4]

Queen consort of Egypt
SpousePharaoh Takelot I
IssuePharaoh Osorkon II
Dynasty22nd of Egypt
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Kapes [1][2]
Era: New Kingdom
(1550–1069 BC)
Egyptian hieroglyphs


  1. ^ a b Grajetzki, Ancient Egyptian Queens: A Hieroglyphic Dictionary, Golden House Publications, London, 2005, ISBN 978-0-9547218-9-3
  2. ^ Tyldesley, Joyce. Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2006. ISBN 0-500-05145-3
  3. ^ Dodson, Aidan and Hilton, Dyan. The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2004. ISBN 0-500-05128-3
  4. ^ Kitchen, Kenneth A. The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt, 1100-650 B.C. (Book & Supplement) Aris & Phillips. 1986 ISBN 978-0-85668-298-8