Intef V in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Seventeenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Sekhemra-Wepmaat Intef

Ruled Upper Egypt from Thebes during the late Second Intermediate Period, maintaining peaceful relations with the Fifteenth Dynasty, likely paying tribute to the dynasty in the north. The short reign suggests that he met a violent end.

Precedessor
Sobekemsaf II

Successor
Intef VI

Reign of Intef V
Ryholt1573–1571

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
Wepmaat
wp-mꜢꜤt
He who judges righteously
wp:Z9*p-U4-a:t
Pyramidion, British Museum EA478
Lepsius, Königsbuch der alten Ägypter (1858), II, plate X, 154A
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 128-129, 11: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
Sekhemra Wepmaat
sḫm-rꜤ-wp-mꜤꜢt
Mighty like Ra, he who judges righteously
ra-Y8-wp:p*Z9-U4-a:t
Pyramidion, British Museum EA478
Lepsius, Königsbuch der alten Ägypter (1858), II, plate X, 154A
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 128-129, 11:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Intef Aa
Jni-it=f-ꜤꜢ
His father brought him, the great
ini-n:t:f:aA
Pyramidion, British Museum EA478
Sarcophagus, Louvre E. 3019
Lepsius, Königsbuch der alten Ägypter (1858), II, plate X, 154E
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 128-129, 11:E1

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 219–221
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 128–129
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 89–90
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 150–151
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