Previous page                                                                               Index                                                                                  Next page
                                                       Russian Academy of Sciences
                                      Centre for Egyptological Studies, Moscow (CESRAS)
  Russian Institute of Egyptology in Cairo (RIEC)
           G. Elliot Smith, The Royal Mummies, Catalogue Général du Musée du Caire, Nos 61051-61100, Cairo 1912

          Mummy of God's Wife of Amun Maatkare Mutemhet, CG61088/89

Site Directory            Personages           Artifacts            Iconography       SMITH MUMMY INDEX            Deities              Royal Cache TT320             Network Index  
"Thumbnail" unedited
scans of Smith's original
plates.(1912) Click on
image for full-sized
views. Mask of outer
coffin at upper left
All images in sepia shades edited and digitally processed by CESRAS Research Fellow Edward R. Loring are intellectual property of the Russian Academy of
Sciences, Moscow R.F. However, they may be used freely for educational and related non-commercial purposes. If publishing such material, please give a credit to
CESRAS, Moscow. Thank you for your visit to our site and do come again. There will always be something new. If you have any comments, or if you would like to see
more details of any objects published here, please write to us at, giving your real name, institution, and title.
Welcome Visitor! I am Maatkare Mutemhet, daughter of HPA
and King Khakheperre Pinodjem I, son of HPA Piankh
(founder of our dynasty). My mother, Duat-Hathor Henuttauy,
was a princess of the Ramesside family, previously the
rulers of the Two Lands as her name (
-tAwy) suggests. In my
position as God's Wife of Amun, King of the Gods, Very God
of Very Gods, I enjoyed power second only to my father,
later equal to my younger  brother, Menkheperre who
became HPA following the death of our half-uncle, HPA  
Masaharta who held office in the shadow of our father for ten
years and died while our father King Pinodjem yet lived and
ruled. Later in his 49 long years of rule Menkheperre
became King of Upper Egypt. There were many state
difficulties during my brother's rule and I grew tired. My
brother and his wife, Isetemkheb C, a Tanite princess,
prepared a beautiful House of Eternity for me with many
gifts, my pet monkey, and a magnificent regal, comfortable
bed in which I should sleep peacefully for all eternity and

However, the peace was short.  The plunderers came, stole
my most precious treasures and violated my mortal body. I
do not remember the details of this period of plundering and
desecration. Our dynasty lost its power and the Two Lands
were ruled by a single king, Sheshonq, in Tanis. His second
son, Juput, became HPA in Thebes. He gathered the mortal
remains and such gifts as could be found of my family and
of some who had ruled before us. He placed them in the
House of Eternity made by my great-nephew Pinodjen II in a
hidden place and sealed it. There I slept in peace for almost
3000 years, until a new race found us and removed us to
what they called a museum. That is where I and members of
my family are now for all the world to see.
The pet monkey
of Maatkare
The broken off
hands of Maatkare
Maatkare Mutemhet
Maatkare Mutemhet, Cairo, Ntaional Museum, CG61088