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Queen mother Mw.t-nswt'
Queen Senseneb.png
Painted relief of Senseneb from Deir el-Bahri
Issue Thutmose I
Egyptian name Snj snb
sn S29 N35 D58
Dynasty Eighteenth Dynasty of Egypt
Religion Ancient Egyptian religion

Senseneb (also Seniseneb) was the mother of Pharaoh Thutmose I of the early New Kingdom. She only bore the title of King's mother (Mw.t-nswt) and is therefore thought to have been a commoner. Senseneb is known thanks to stele Cairo CG 34006, from Wadi Halfa, where she is shown swearing an oath of allegiance as the king's mother on the coronation of her son Thutmose I.[1] Senseneb is also depicted on painted reliefs from the Mortuary Temple of Hatshepsut at Deir el-Bahri.[2][3]


  1. ^ Adriaan de Buck: Coronation decree of Tuthmosis I, 1948, pp. 46, Urk IV (79.5 to 81.8)
  2. ^ Édouard Naville: The Temple of Deir el Bahari, Part I. Plates 1 - 24: The north-western end of the upper platform. Egypt Exploration Fund, London 1895, pl. XIII, available copyright-free online
  3. ^ The same relief, in its entirety.