Intef II in hieroglyphs

The third pharaoh of the Eleventh Dynasty, a.k.a. Antef II, Anjotef II, Inyotef II

The name written in the Turin papyrus 6.14 is lost in lacuna, which is the position the name of Intef II would occupy by counting backwards from Mentuhotep II in 6.16. Further confirmation comes from the 49 year reign which is mentioned in 6.14, which fits well the fifty years reign of Intef II. The stela of Tjetji who was an high ranking official during both Intef II and III, solidifies the succession order. The Son of Ra title is always found inside the cartouche of Intef II. None of the Intefs of the Eleventh Dynasty used the full titulary of the Old Kingdom.

Precedessor
Intef I

Successor
Intef III

Reign of Intef II
AE Chronology2066–2017
v. Beckerath2103–2054
Shaw2112–2063
Dodson2123–2074
Malek2107–2058
Grimal2118–2069
Franke2065–2016
Redford2118–2060
Turin King List49 (years)

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Wah ankh  The Dual King Sa Ra, Intef  Son of Ra Sa Ra Intef aa

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
Wah ankh
wꜢh-Ꜥnḫ
Strong in life
wAH-anx
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16-20
Stele of King Intef II, (New York Metropolitan Museum, 13.182.3)
Limestone stela of Tjetji (British Museum, EA614)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 3:H

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
Sa Ra, Intef
zꜢ-rꜤ-ini-it.f
zA&ra-ini-n:t:f
Limestone stela of Tjetji (British Museum, EA614)
British Museum Hieroglyphic Texts, I, plates 49-50
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 3:E4

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Sa Ra Intef aa
init.f ꜤꜢ
Intef the great, son of Ra
zA&ra-ini-O29v-n:t:f
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16-20
Stele of King Intef II, at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York (13.182.3)
Birth name variant
Sa Ra Intef aa
ini-it.f ꜤꜢ
Intef the great, son of Ra
zA&ra-ini-O29v-t:f
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16, 11
Birth name variant
Sa Ra Intef aa
ini-it.f ꜤꜢ
Intef the great, son of Ra
zA&ra-ini-n:t:f-O29v
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §17, 13
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 3:E1
Birth name variant
Sa Ra Ini aa
ini ꜤꜢ
Ini the great
zA&ra-ini-O29v
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §16, 11
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 3:E3

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 225–227
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 76–77
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 53
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 144–147
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