Intef III in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Eleventh Dynasty, a.k.a. Antef III, Anjotef III, Inyotef III

Turin papyrus column 6.16 contains the name of Mentuhotep II, and counting back from that, line 6.15 would have contained the name of his father, Intef III. None of the Intefs of the Eleventh Dynasty used the full titulary of the Old Kingdom.

Precedessor
Intef II

Successor
Mentuhotep II

Reign of Intef III
AE Chronology2016–2009
v. Beckerath2054–2046
Shaw2063–2055
Dodson2074–2066
Malek2058–2050
Grimal2069–2061
Franke2016–2008
Redford2068–2061
Turin King Listx+8 (years?)

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus names

Horus name

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

Horus name
Nakht neb tep-nefer
nḫt-nb-tp-nfr
The possessor of a perfect beginning is victorious
n:xt:t-nb:tp*Z1-nfr
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §20.13
Limestone stela of Tjetji in British Museum, EA614 (row 13)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 4:H1
Horus name variant
Nakht neb tep-nefer
nḫt-nb-tp-nfr
The possessor of a perfect beginning is victorious
n:xt:ra*t-nb:tp*nfr
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §23.2
Limestone stela of Intef, British Museum EA1203
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 4:H2
Horus name variant
Neb tep-nefer
nb-tp-nfr
The possessor of a perfect beginning?
nb:tp*Z1-nfr
Funerary stela of Megegi. Metropolitan Museum 14.2.6
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §22.4
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 4:H3

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Sa Ra Intef
zꜢrꜤ-ini-it.f
Intef, son of Ra
zA-ra-ini-n:t:f
Bibliotheca Aegyptica, X, §20.13
Limestone stela of Tjetji in British Museum, EA614 (row 13)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 76-77, 4:E1

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 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): 147–148
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