Intef VI in hieroglyphs

The fifth pharaoh of the Seventeenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Nubkheperra Intef

Brother to Intef V, 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.

Precedessor
Intef V

Successor
Intef VII

Reign of Intef VI
Ryholt1571–1566

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Nefer kheperu  The Dual King Nub kheper Ra  Son of Ra Intef

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
Nefer kheperu
nfr-ḫprw
Perfect of manifestations
nfr-xpr:Z2
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 124-125, 1:H1
Horus name variant
Nefer kheperu
nfr-ḫprw
Perfect of manifestations
nfr-xpr-w
Petrie, Abydos (1903), II, pls. 55-56
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 124-125, 1:H2
Horus name variant
Nefer kheperu
nfr-ḫprw
Perfect of manifestations
nfr-f:r-xpr-w
Petrie, Koptos (1872), pl. 7 (17-18)
Oxford Ashmolean Museum 894.106

Nebty names

Two ladies hieroglyphs

The “Two Ladies”, the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Nebty name
Heru her nesetef
hrw-ḥr-nst.f
Pleased with his throne
h:Hr-r:Z1-g*(t:1):f
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 124-125, 1:N1
Nebty name variant
Heru her neset(ef)
hrw-ḥr-nst[.f]
Pleased with his throne
h:r:Y1-D2:Z1-n:F20&&&(t-g)-//
Legrain, Stele d'Antouf, ASAE 3 (1902): 113-114
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 124-125, 1:N2

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

Horus perched on Gold, which was associated with eternity, but its meaning is disputed.

Golden Horus name
...neterjeru
...-nṯrw
...gods
//-nTrw
Legrain, Stele d'Antouf, ASAE 3 (1902): 113-114
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 124-125, 1:G

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
Nub kheper Ra
nbw-ḫpr-rꜤ
The golden one is the (very) manifestation of Ra
ra-nbw-xpr
Karnak Canon no. 28
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 124-125, 1:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Intef
ini-it.f
ini-i-n:t:f
Small obelisk fragments
Mariette, Monuments divers recueillis en Égypte et en Nubie (1872), II, pl. 50a
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 124-125, 1:E1

Throne + Birth name

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

Throne + Birth name
Nub kheper Ra, sa Ra, Intef
nbw-ḫpr-rꜤ-zꜢ-rꜤ-int.f
The golden one is the (very) manifestation of Ra, son of Ra, Intef
ra:nbw:Z2-xpr-zA&ra-W25-i-n:t:f
Petrie, Koptos (1896), pl. 8

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 238–242, 246
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 124–125
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 90
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 151–153
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