Djedkheperu in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty,

Precedessor
Sekhemra Khutawy

Successor
Sebkay

Reign of Djedkheperu
Ryholt1772–1770

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

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
Djed kheperu
ḏd-ḫprw
Stable of manifestations
Dd-Dd-xpr-w
Daressy, 1900. Notes et Remarques. RecTrav 22, 138–140
Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 28 (1930), 50
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 94-95, 17:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

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

Nebty name
Djed mesut
ḏd-msw(t)
Stable of births
Dd-ms-w-Z3
Daressy, 1900. Notes et Remarques. RecTrav 22, 138–140
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 94-95, 17:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

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

Golden Horus name
Bikaa
bik-ꜤꜢ
Great falcon
G5-O29v
Daressy, 1900. Notes et Remarques. RecTrav 22, 138–140
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 94-95, 17: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
..ka Ra
..-kꜤ-rꜤ
ra-//-kA
Daressy, 1900. Notes et Remarques. RecTrav 22, 138–140

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Neb...ura?
ra:nb-//-Z3
Daressy, 1900. Notes et Remarques. RecTrav 22, 138–140

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 94–95
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 65
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 86–87
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