Amenemope in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Twenty-first Dynasty,

Precedessor
Psusennes I

Successor
Osochor

Reign of Amenemope
AE Chronology1002–993
v. Beckerath996–985
Shaw993–984
Dodson984–974
Manetho9 years

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

 The Dual King User Maat Ra, setep en Amun  Son of Ra Amen em ipet

Throne names

Prenomen or throne name

Announced at the coronation and always written in a cartouche. The “official” name of the pharaoh. Also known as the Prenomen.

Throne name
User Maat Ra, setep en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ-stp-n-imn
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, chosen by Amun
ra-C10F\-C12A-stp:N3
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie, II, plate 102b
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:T1
Throne name variant
User Maat Ra, setep en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ stp.n-imn
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, chosen by Amun
ra-wsr-Sw-i-mn:n-stp:n
Daressy, Contribution à l'étude de la XXIe dynastie égyptienne in "Revue Archeologique", 1896/01 (SER3,T28), p. 77 (38)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:T2

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Amen em ipet
imn-m-ipꜢt
Amun is in Ipet (Luxor)
i-mn:n-Aa15:O45
Daressy, Contribution à l'étude de la XXIe dynastie égyptienne in "Revue Archeologique", 1896/01 (SER3,T28), p. 78
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E1
Birth name variant
Amen em ipet mery Amun
imn-m-ipꜢt mri-imn
Amun is in Ipet (Luxor), beloved of Amun
C12A\-C12A-N36:Aa15-O45
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie, II, plate 102b
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E6
Birth name variant
Amen em ipet mery Amun
imn-m-ipꜢt mri-imn
Amun is in Ipet (Luxor), beloved of Amun
C12\-C12-N36:m*O45
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 212 (7973)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E2
Birth name variant
Amen em ipet mery Amun
imn-m-ipꜢt mri-imn
Amun is in Ipet (Luxor), beloved of Amun
C12A\-C12A-N36:S3-i-p:t
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1947), Vol. 1, 66, fig. 1
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E3
Birth name variant
Amen em ipet mery Amun
imn-m-ipꜢt mri-imn
Amun is in Ipet (Luxor), beloved of Amun
C12A\-C12A-S3:N36-i-p:O45
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, 174, fig. 64
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E4
Birth name variant
Amen em ipet mery Amun
imn-m-ipꜢt mri-imn
Amun is in Ipet (Luxor), beloved of Amun
C12A\-C12A-mr-m&O45
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, pl. 135
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E5
Birth name variant
Amen em ipet mery Amun
imn-m-ipꜢt mri-imn
Amun is in Ipet (Luxor), beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:U7-i-mn:n-Aa15:O45
ASAE , 8, 33 (124)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E7
Birth name variant
Nesu-bity, hem netjer tepy en imen-ra nesu netjeru
nsw-bity ḥm-nṯr tpy n imn-rꜤ nsw nṯrw
Dual King and High Priest of Amun-Ra, king of the gods
N6B-nTr-U36-D1:p-n-i-mn:n:ra*Z1-sw-t:Z2-nTr-C12A\-C12A-N36:m*O45
Gauthier, Livre des Rois d'Égypte , III, 292
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 180-181, 4:E8

Throne + Birth name

Combination of Throne- and Birth-name cartouches
probably only used for a special occasion.

Throne + Birth name
User Maat Ra, Amen em ipet
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ imn-m-ipꜢt
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, Amun is in Ipet (Luxor)
ra-C10F\-C12-m&O45
Montet, La Nécropole royale de Tanis (1951), Vol. 2, pl. 135

The sources of antiquity

From the writings of the historians and scholars of antiquity

AuthorGreekTranscriptionReign
Africanus xxi, 4 Aμενωφθίς Amenophthis 9 years
Eusebius xxi, 4 Aμμενωφθις Ammenophthis 9 years
Jerome Ammenophthis 9 years

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 292–293
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 180–181
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 140
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