Amenemhab was a military official during the reign of
Tuthmosis III and Amenhotep II.
Tuthmosis' wife, who had been a nurse for the royal
family, introduced Amenemhab to Tuthmosis. He entered the
military and was promoted to the rank of general while
Egypt was on the march against rival confederacies.
The reliefs in Amenemhab's mortuary tomb gave
significant insight into the battles of Tuthmosis, who
was called Egypt's warrior king. According to the
inscriptions, Amenemhab is said to have saved the king's
life by cutting off a charging elephant's trunk. Another
time he is said to have cut out the belly of a mare that
was sent into the stallion cavalry units by an enemy to
avoid a mating frenzy.
Amenemhab remained at Tuthmosis' side serving his
king. He maintained his position during the first years
of the reign of Amenhotep II
after his accession to the throne.