Intef IV in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Intef V, Sehotepkare Intef

Precedessor
Imyremeshaw

Successor
Meribra Seth

Reign of Intef IV
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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
Sehotep ka Ra
sḥtp-kꜢ-rꜤ
The one who has gained the favor of the ka of Ra
ra-s-Htp:t*p-kA
Lower part of statue (Cairo Museum JE 67834)
Donadoni, Nuovo testi di Medinet Madi, 6
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
Intef
ini.it.f
ini-t:f
Lower part of statue (Cairo Museum JE 67834)
Donadoni, Nuovo testi di Medinet Madi, 6
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
Sehotep ka Ra Intef
[sḥtp]-kꜢ-[rꜤ] ini-it.f
The one who has gained the favor of the ka of Ra, Intef
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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): 66
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 148–149
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