Iset (daughter of Amenhotep III)

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Iset
Born Iset
Monuments She appears in the temple at Soleb
Residence Thebes, Egypt
Other names Aset, Isis
Ethnicity Ancient Egyptian
Title Princess of Egypt
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion
Spouse(s) Amenhotep III (father)
Parents Amenhotep III (father)
Tiye (mother)
Relatives several siblings
Thutmose IV (grandfather)

Iset or Aset was a Princess of Egypt.

Family[edit]

Isis was one of the daughters of Ancient Egyptian pharaoh Amenhotep III of the 18th dynasty and his Great Royal Wife Tiye. She was a sister of Akhenaten.[1] Iset's other brother was Crown Prince Thutmose.

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Iset
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Her name is the original Egyptian version of the name Isis. It is likely she was the royal couple's second daughter (after Sitamun). She became her father's wife in Year 34, around Amenhotep's second sed festival.[2]

She appears in the temple at Soleb with her parents and her sister Henuttaneb, and on a carnelian plaque (now in the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York City) with Henuttaneb, before their parents. A box found in Gurob and a pair of kohl-tubes probably belong to her.[3]

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.154-155
  2. ^ Anneke Bart: Amenhotep III
  3. ^ Dodson–Hilton