Moderator: Thoetmosis XII
omdat ze voorgesteld word op haar kist: 'Docther van een koning'
Maar het kan ook Ahmose's dochter zijn met Ahmes-Nefertari, in de meeste site's worden deze zo vermeld.
[img]Ahmose-Sitkamose (c. 1573-1570 B.C.)Sitkamose.jpg (39723 bytes)
Provenance: DB 320
Discovery Date: 1860? (official discovery 1881)
Current Location: Cairo Museum CG61063
Biographical data: Perhaps a daughter of Kamose. (cf. De, 45ff.)
Details: The mummy of Sitkamose was unwrapped by Gaston Maspero on June 19, 1886. She had been buried with a floral garland, and an inscription appeared on her outer shroud. After removing this, Maspero encountered another layer of bandages which had also been inscribed, indicating the date on which Sitkamose had been rewrapped (see Linen Docket Translations below.)
Beneath the bandages, Maspero discovered the mummy of a woman who had died at approximately thirty years of age. G. E. Smith described her as "a large, powerfully-built, almost masculine woman." Her mummy had been damaged by grave robbers, who had cut away most of the anterior body wall in their search for valuables. The left arm had been broken off at the shoulder, and the occipital region of the skull had been crushed and was completely missing. A black, resinous material coated the whole body, and in this dried substance remain impressions of various items of jewelry that had been removed by the thieves. Additional damage to the mummy was done by mice, who had gnawed the back of Sitkamose's left thigh and her right gluteal fold.
Smith comments that the brain and its membranes are visible through the large opening in the back of the skull. He states that the fact these were not removed by the embalmers indicates the early date from which the mummy derives. Sitkamose's nostrils had been filled with linen plugs, and her body cavity had been packed tightly with the same material, some of it having been soaked in resin. A large cake of resinous paste was employed to cover her perineum. Her teeth are only moderately worn, and her hair had not yet turned gray at the time of her death. Sitkamose's arms had been positioned so that her hands could rest over the pubic region, and Smith comments that this is very unusual for mummies of this period. Impressions remain on her toes of the strings which were used to fasten the toenails in place during the embalming procedure.
Sitkamose was found in the intact 21'st Dynasty coffin of a man named Pediamun (CG 61011.) Reeves states that this man should probably not be equated with the Pediamun named in the wall docket from DB 320 which commemorates the burial of Pinudjem II. (There are two men named Pediamun listed in this inscription. Reeves gives no reason for his assertion that the Pediamun, who bore the titles "God's father of Amun" and "Chief of Secrets," was probably not the man who originally owned the coffin in which Sitkamose was found. Perhaps he believes such an attribution would be far too coincidental. He does not mention the second Pediamun named in the wall docket, a man who was referred to as a chief workman.) (Source Bibliography: CCR, 12ff; DRN, 200, 206, 213, 257; MR, 540ff.; RM, 21-22; XRA, 3C2-9 .)
Other Burial Data:
Original Burial: Unknown.
Restorations: From inscriptional evidence found on her wrappings, Sitkamose was rewrapped in Year 7 4 3ht 8 of Psusennes I. (Reeves gives the date of this event as Year 7, 4 3ht 18 on page 252 of DRN. This does not correspond with the date he gives on page 236, Table 10, #28.)
Reburials: Reeves dates the transfer of Sitkamose from the k3y Inhapi into DB 320 to sometime after Year 11 of Shoshenq I. (Source: DRN, 252, 258 .)
Type A Linen Docket"The king's daughter, king's sister and great king's wife Sitkamose, may she live!" (Source Bibliography: DRN, 232; MR, 541 [facs.].)
Linen Docket: Year 7, 4 3ht 8 of Psusennes I/'king' Pinudjem I/Menkheperre: "Year 7, 4 3ht 8. On this day osirifying (dit wsir n) the king's daughter and great king's wife Ahmose-Sitkamose, may she live!" (Source Bibliography: DRN, 236; MR, 541 [facs., transcr.]; RNT, 250 ; TIP, 420 .)
Photo Credit: RM (Cairo, 1912,) pl. XVIII. For high resolution photo of Ahmose-Sitkamose see the University of Chicago's Electronic Open Stacks copy of Smith's The Royal Mummies (Cairo, 1912,) Call #: DT57.C2 vol59, plate XVIII. [/img]