Wadjmose

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Wadjmose in hieroglyphs
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Prince Wadjmose seated on the lap of his tutor Paheri (de/es)

Wadjmose was an ancient Egyptian prince of the 18th dynasty; a son of Pharaoh Thutmose I.[1]

He is likely to have been born a few years before his father ascended the throne. He had a brother named Amenmose; it is disputed who their mother was. If they were born to Queen Ahmose, they were full brothers of Hatshepsut and Neferubity.[1] On the other hand Wadjmose may have been the son of Queen Mutnofret and thus a full brother of Thutmose II.[2]

Wadjmose is depicted in the El-Kab tomb of himself and Amenmose's tutor Paheri (de/es), as sitting on Paheri's lap. He is thought to have predeceased his father.[1] Wadjmose and another prince named Ramose were mentioned in the Theban funerary chapel of Thutmose I where Queen Mutnofret is also included.[2] This chapel may have been erected during the reign of Thutmose II between the places where later the mortuary temple of Thutmose IV and the Ramesseum were built. A statue of Mutnofret was found here, making it likely that she was his mother.[1]

Wadjmose's name occurs written in a cartouche, which is quite rare for princes.[3]

Sources[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, 2004, ISBN 0-500-05128-3 pp.130-131,140
  2. ^ a b Tyldesley, Joyce. Chronicle of the Queens of Egypt. Thames & Hudson. 2006, p. 91, ISBN 0-500-05145-3
  3. ^ Dodson & Hilton, p.25