Duathathor-Henuttawy, Henuttawy or Henttawy (“Adorer of Hathor; Mistress of the Two Lands”) was an ancient Egyptian princess and later queen.
Foremost Singer of Amun
Lady of the Two Lands
Reburied in DB320
Family of Duathathor-Henuttawy
In fact, Henuttawy is the daughter of Ramesses XI, last king of the 20th dynasty by Tentamun.
The placement of Henuttawy in the royal families is not entirely clear and open to interpretation. Duathathor-Henuttawy held several titles. Including King’s Daughter; King’s Wife; King’s Mother; Lady of the Two Lands; Mistress of the Two Lands; Daughter of the Great Royal Wife; Foremost Singer of Amun; Mother of the Great Royal Wife; Mother of the High Priest of Amun; Mother of Generalissimo.
Edward F. Wente had conjectured that Henuttawy was the daughter of Smendes and Queen Tentamun. In addition to, the wife of Pinudjem I and the mother of King Psusennes and his wife, Mutnodjmet, The High Priest of Amun Menkheperre, the Generalissimo of the South and North, Menkheperre, and God’s Wife of Amun Maatkare. Kenneth Kitchen had conjectured there were two women called Henuttawy during the period to explain some of the titles associated with the name Henuttawy.
Wente had shown that Henuttawy was the wife of Pinedjem I. Which was the Theban High Priest of Amun. Who was de facto ruler of Upper Egypt and took on pharaonic titles later on.
In fact, the titles attested for Henuttawy helps us identify which of Pinedjem’s children were hers: Psusennes I, who went on to become pharaoh in Tanis; his wife Mutnedjmet; and Maatkare, who became God’s Wife of Amun. It is likely she was also the mother of Henuttawy who is depicted along with Maatkare and Mutnedjmet in Karnak. It is more difficult to identify the high priest referred to in her titles: three of Pinedjem’s sons, Masaharta, Djedkhonsuefankh and Menkheperre became high priests, and one, two, or all three of them could have been Duathathor-Henuttawy’s son.