Maatkare B was a wife of pharaoh Osorkon I and the mother of the High Priest of Amun Shoshenq C. Maatkare was the daughter of Psusennes II (also known as Pasebkhanut II).[2]

Maatkare B
Queen consort of Egypt
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Statue of the High Priest of Amun Shoshenq, mentioning his parents Osorkon I and Maatkare. Cairo, CG 42194
SpousePharaoh Osorkon I
IssueShoshenq C
Dynasty22nd Dynasty
FatherPsusennes II
Era: 3rd Intermediate Period
(1069–664 BC)
Egyptian hieroglyphs

Maatkare is known from several sources. Her statuette, of which only the base with a pair of feet is preserved (Marseille, Musée Borély no. 432[3]) may be a re-used New Kingdom piece.[4] A statue of the Nile-god - now in the British Museum (BM 8) - was dedicated by her son Shoshenq C, and he lists his parents as Osorkon I and Maatkare. Maatkare is called the King's Daughter of ... Har-Psusennes II, beloved of Amun. On a statue from the Karnak Cachette (Cairo Museum CG 42194), also dedicated by her son Shoshenq, Maatkare has the titles Prophetess of Hathor, Lady of Dendera, God's Mother of Harsomtus, and King's Daughter.[5]

A Karnak inscription on the seventh pylon names a woman called Maatkare, King's Daughter of Psusennes Beloved of Amun, and this is usually though to refer to Maatkare B.[5]


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  4. ^ Brandl, Helmut, Kunst und Gesellschaft in der Libyerzeit. Beobachtungen an Königsstatuen der Dritten Zwischenzeit, in: K. A. Kóthay (ed.), Art and Society: Ancient and Modern Contexts of Egyptian Art. Proceedings of the International Conference held at the Museum of Fine Arts, Budapest, 13–15 May 2010, Budapest 2012, p. 89 (U-1.2).
  5. ^ a b Kitchen, Kenneth A., The Third Intermediate Period in Egypt, 1100-650 B.C. (Book & Supplement) Aris & Phillips. 1986 ISBN 978-0-85668-298-8