Aya in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Merneferre Ay

Precedessor
Wahibra Jaib

Successor
Ini I

Reign of Aya
AE Chronology1684–1661
Ryholt1701–1677
Turin King List23y 8m 14d

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

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
Mer nefer Ra
mri-nfr-rꜤ
The one whom the perfection of Ra has loved
ra-U7:r-nfr
Turin King List 8.3
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 98-99, 26:T2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VII:3
Throne name variant
Mer nefer Ra
mri-nfr-rꜤ
The one whom the perfection of Ra has loved
ra-U7:r-nfr
ASAE , 9, 273
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 98-99, 26:T2
Throne name variant
Mer nefer Ra
mri-nfr-rꜤ
The one whom the perfection of Ra has loved
ra-mr-nfr
ASAE , 52, pls. 16-17
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 98-99, 26:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Ay
iy
Aya
i-A2-i-i
ASAE , 52, pls. 16-17
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 98-99, 26:E

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 44–45
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 98–99
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 68–69
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 65–66
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