Mentuhotep was an Ancient Egyptian queen of the Second Intermediate Period. Her main title was Great Royal Wife. Another title was Khenemetneferhedjet (she who is united with the white crown) She is only known from her burial equipment found in the 19th century in Thebes. The inscriptions of her coffin were copied, but the original coffin is now lost. On the coffin it is stated, that she was the daughter of the vizier Senebhenaf and of a woman called Sobekhotep. The inside of the coffin was decorated with different spells, many of them belong to the Egyptian Book of the Dead. Indeed, her coffin is one of the earliest sources for this funerary composition. Mentuhotep is also known from a canopic chest originally belonging to king Djehuti. A dedication inscription states that the king gave the chest to Mentuhotep. From this evidence it can be assumed that she was his wife.
- Wolfram Grajetzki: Ancient Egyptian Queens, London 2005, p. 43 ISBN 0-9547218-9-6
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