Dedumose I in hieroglyphs

The eleventh pharaoh of the Sixteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Djedhotepre

Precedessor
Sekhemra Shedwaset

Successor
Dedumose II

Reign of Dedumose I

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Wadj khau  The Dual King Djed hotep Ra  Son of Ra Dedu mesu

Horus name

Horus name

The oldest form of the name of a pharaoh, a falcon representing Horus is perched on the palace facade.

Horus name
Wadj khau
wꜢḏ-ḫꜤw
Flourishing of appearances
wAD-xa:a
Stela of the kings son, (Cairo Museum, JE 38917)
Barsanti, Stèle inédite au nom du roi Radadaouhotep Doudoumes, ASAE 9 (1909): pl. 1-2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 37:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

The “Two Ladies”, the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Nebty name
Shed tawy
šdi-tꜢwi
The one who has rescued the Two Lands
F30:d-N16:N16
Stela of the kings son, (Cairo Museum, JE 38917)
Barsanti, Stèle inédite au nom du roi Radadaouhotep Doudoumes, ASAE 9 (1909): pl. 1-2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 37:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

Horus perched on Gold, which was associated with eternity, but its meaning is disputed.

Golden Horus name
In hotep
in-ḥtp
The one who has brought peace
ini-Htp:t*p
Stela of the kings son, (Cairo Museum, JE 38917)
Barsanti, Stèle inédite au nom du roi Radadaouhotep Doudoumes, ASAE 9 (1909): pl. 1-2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 37:G

Throne name

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
Djed hotep Ra
ḏd-ḥtp-rꜤ
The stable one of the peace of Ra
ra-Dd-Dd-Htp:t*p
Stela of the kings son, (Cairo Museum, JE 38917)
Barsanti, Stèle inédite au nom du roi Radadaouhotep Doudoumes, ASAE 9 (1909): pl. 1-2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 37:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Dedu mesu
ḏd(w)-msi(w)
The one (whose) birth has been granted
D37:D37-ms-s-w
Stela of the kings son, (Cairo Museum, JE 38917)
Barsanti, Stèle inédite au nom du roi Radadaouhotep Doudoumes, ASAE 9 (1909): pl. 1-2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 37:E1

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 100–101
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 85–86
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 75–76
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