Iset (daughter of Amenhotep III)

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Iset
Princess of Egypt
Iset and Henuttaneb.jpg
Iset and Henuttaneb
SpouseAmenhotep III
Egyptian name
stt
H8
B7
Dynasty18th of Egypt
FatherAmenhotep III
MotherTiye
ReligionAncient Egyptian religion

Iset or Aset was a Princess of Egypt.

Family[edit]

Iset 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 I.

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 of Amenhotep's reign, 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