Henuttaneb

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Henuttaneb
Amenhotep III, Tiye and their daughter
Colossal statues (JE 33906), between her parents, Amenhotep III and Tiye, there stands Henuttaneb, Egyptian Museum (Cairo).
Born Henuttaneb
Monuments Colossal statue from Medinet Habu
Residence Thebes, Egypt
Ethnicity Ancient Egyptian
Title Princess of Egypt
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion
Parents Amenhotep III (father)
Tiye (mother)
Relatives several siblings
Thutmose IV (grandfather)

Henuttaneb was an Egyptian princess.

Family[edit]

Henuttaneb was one of the daughters of Ancient Egyptian Pharaoh Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty and his Great Royal Wife, Queen Tiye. She was a sister of Pharaoh Akhenaten. She also had several more siblings - one other brother and several sisters.

Henuttaneb's name means Lady of All Lands and was also frequently used as a title for queens. She was the third daughter of her parents (after Sitamun and Isis, also called Iset).

Biography[edit]

Henuttaneb is shown on a colossal statue from Medinet Habu.[1] This huge seven metre high sculpture shows Amenhotep III and Tiye seated side by side, "with three of their daughters standing in front of the throne--Henuttaneb, the largest and best preserved, in the centre; Nebetah on the right; and another, whose name is destroyed, on the left".[2] She also appears in the temple at Soleb and on a carnelian plaque (with her sister Iset, before their parents). Her name appears on three faience fragments.[3]

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Henuttaneb[4]
in hieroglyphs

It is unclear whether Henuttaneb was elevated to the rank of queen like Sitamun and Iset. She is nowhere mentioned as King's Wife, but on the aforementioned carnelian plaque her name is enclosed in a cartouche, a privilege which only kings and their wives were entitled to.

After the death of her father she is not mentioned again.

References[edit]

  1. ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton, The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt, Thames & Hudson (2004), p. 154
  2. ^ O'Connor, David & Cline, Eric., Amenhotep III: Perspectives on his Reign, University of Michigan, 1998. p. 7
  3. ^ Dodson–Hilton
  4. ^ Hermann Ranke: Die Ägyptischen Personennamen. (Verlag von J. J. Augustin in Glückstadt, 1935)