Karomama II (full name Karomama Meritmut; also known as Karomama D, Merytmut II)[1] was an ancient Egyptian queen, Great Royal Wife of pharaoh Takelot II of the 23rd Dynasty of Egypt.

Karomama
Queen consort of Egypt
Relief Osorkon B Lepsius.jpg
Karomama's cartouche appears above the figure of her son, the prince Osorkon, at Karnak
Burial
Thebes?
SpousePharaoh Takelot II
IssueOsorkon III
Names
Karomama Meritmut
Dynasty22nd23rd Dynasty
FatherHigh Priest of Amun Nimlot C
MotherTentsepeh C
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion

FamilyEdit

Karomama brought various titles such as King's Wife, King's Daughter, Mistress of Upper and Lower Egypt. She was a daughter of the High Priest of Amun Nimlot C and the lady Tentsepeh C. Her paternal grandparents were pharaoh Osorkon II and queen Djedmutesankh.[2]

Karomama married pharaoh Takelot II and was mother of pharaoh Osorkon III.[1] Karomama also was the grandmother of both pharaohs Takelot III and Rudamun and of the God's Wife of Amun Shepenupet I[2] Karomama is known from the Chronicle of Osorkon B at Karnak and the Nile Quay Texts dating to the reign of her son Osorkon III.

          Osorkon II = Djedmutesankh
                     |
                  Nimlot C = Tentsepeh C
                           |
                      Karomama II = Takelot II
                                  |
                              Osorkon III

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b Kitchen, The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt (1100–650 BC). 3rd ed. Warminster: Aris & Phillips Limited. 1996
  2. ^ a b Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, 2004, ISBN 0500051283