Mentuhotep V in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Sewadjare Mentuhotep, Mentuhotep VI

Precedessor
Merkara

Successor
Ibi

Reign of Mentuhotep V

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
Sewadjara
swḏꜤ-rꜤ
The one whom Ra has made a judge?
ra-s-Aa21-a
Naville, The XI Dynasty Temple at Deir el-Bahri, I, plate XIII (i)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, i:T

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Mentuhotep
mnṯw-ḥtp
Montu is satisfied
mn:n:T-w-Htp
Naville, The XI Dynasty Temple at Deir el-Bahri, I, plate XIII (i)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 104-105, i:E

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 104–105
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 70
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 231–232
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