Imyremeshaw in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Smenkhkare Emramesha

Precedessor
Khendjer

Successor
Intef IV

Reign of Imyremeshaw
Ryholt1759
Franke1711

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

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
Semenkh ka Ra
smnḫ-kꜢ-rꜤ
The one whom the ka of Ra has made potent
ra-s-mn:n-x:mnx-kA
Petrie, Tanis, I, 8–9, pl. III (17 B)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 94-95, 18:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Imy-er mesha
imy-r mšꜤ
The General
m:r-A12:Z2
Petrie, Tanis, I, 8–9, pl. III (17 B)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 94-95, 18:E1

Throne + Birth name

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

Throne + Birth name
[Semenkh] ka Ra, imy-er mesha*
[smnḫ]-kꜢ-rꜤ imy-r mšꜤ
Semenkhkara, the general
ra-[[-s-mn:n-x:mnx-]]-kA-Z1-G7

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 17–18
  • 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): 66
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 134–135
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