Merkheperra in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Merkheperre

Precedessor
Sobekhotep VII

Successor
Merkara

Reign of Merkheperra

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne names

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
Mer kheper Ra
mr-ḫpr-rꜤ
The beloved one of the manifestation of Ra
ra-U7:r-xpr
Turin King List 8.17
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 46:T2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VII:22
Throne name variant
Mery kheper Ra
mri-ḫpr-rꜤ
The beloved one of the manifestation of Ra
ra-xpr-U7
Scarab seal in British Museum, EA 42204
Hall, Catalogue of Egyptian scarabs, etc., in the British Museum, 21 ( no. 200)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 100-101, 46:T1

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 48
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 100–101
  • 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): 214
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