A Queen from the New Kingdom
Mutnofret (“Mut is Beautiful”) was a queen during the Eighteenth dynasty of Egypt. She was a secondary wife of Thutmose I and the mother of Thutmose II.
Based on her titles of King's Daughter and King's Sister, she is likely to have been a daughter of Ahmose I and a sister of Amenhotep I, although the chief wife of Thutmose I was not Mutnofret, but Queen Ahmose.
It is likely that she was the mother of Thutmose I's other sons – Amenmose, Wadjmose and Ramose – as well.
She was depicted in the Deir el-Bahri temple built by her grandson Thutmose III; on a stela found at the Ramesseum; on the colossus of her son; and a statue of her--bearing a dedication by Thutmose II--was found in Wadjmose's chapel. This suggests that Mutnofret was still alive during her son's reign.
- ^ Aidan Dodson & Dyan Hilton: The Complete Royal Families of Ancient Egypt. Thames & Hudson, 2004, ISBN 0-500-05128-3, p.139
- ^ Dodson & Hilton, p.126
- ^ Joyce Tyldesley, Hatchepsut: The Female Pharaoh, Penguin Books, 1998, ISBN 0-14-024464-6
- ^ Dodson & Hilton, p.139
- ^ Ian Shaw [ed.]: The Oxford History of Ancient Egypt, pp.231 & 236
External links 
- Hatshepsut: from Queen to Pharaoh, an exhibition catalog from The Metropolitan Museum of Art (fully available online as PDF), which contains material on Mutnofret (see index)