Ahmose-Henuttamehu (“Child of the Moon; Mistress of Lower Egypt”) was a princess and queen of the late 17th-early 18th dynasties of Egypt.


Ahmose-Henuttamehu with another royal lady – possibly her mother Ahmose-Inhapi – behind her.


Ahmose-Henuttamehu was a daughter of Pharaoh Seqenenre Tao by his sister-wife Ahmose Inhapy. Her half-brother Pharaoh Ahmose I probably married her, since her titles include King’s Wife (hmt-nisw), Great King’s Wife (hmt-niswt-wrt), King’s Daughter (s3t-niswt) and King’s Sister (snt-niswt). She was a half-sister to the Great Royal Wife and God’s Wife of Amun Ahmose-Nefertari.

Life and burial of Ahmose-Henuttamehu

Prince Sipair, unknown royal lady, Queen Ahmose, Queen Tures, and Queen Henuttamehu – Tomb of Khabeknet in Thebes.

Not much peopl known about the life of Ahmose-Henuttamehu. The Queen mentioned on a stela as depicted in Lepsius’ Denkmahler.

Ahmose-Henuttamehu’s mummy was discovered in 1881 in her own coffin in the tomb DB320. It is now in the Egyptian Museum in Cairo. Gaston Maspero examined it in December 1882. Henuttamehu was an old woman when she died, with worn teeth. Quotes from the Book of the Dead written on her mummy bandages. She was probably buried together with her mother. Her mummy taken to DB320 along with other mummies after Year 11 of Pharaoh Shoshenq I.

In fact, Ahmose-Henuttamehu included in the list of royal ancestors worshipped in the Nineteenth Dynasty. She appears in the tomb of Khabekhnet in Thebes. In the top row, Prince Ahmose-Sipair appears on the left, and Ahmose-Henuttamehu appears as the fourth woman from the left, after the God’s Wife and Lady of the Two Lands Ahmose, and the King’s Wife Tures.