Nebnun in hieroglyphs

The ninth pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Semenkare Nebnun, Nebennu

Precedessor
Sankhibra Amenemhat

Successor
Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra

Reign of Nebnun
Ryholt1785–1783
Frankec. 1738/39

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
Semen ka Ra
smn-kꜢ-rꜤ
The one whom the ka of Ra has established
ra-s-mn:n-kA
Castel & Soukiassian, Dépôt de stèles dans le sanctuaire du Nouvel Empire au Gebel Zeit. BIFAO 85, plate LXII
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 90-91, 8:T1
Throne name variant
Semen ka Ra*
smn-kꜢ-rꜤ
The one whom the ka of Ra has established
ra-s-mn:n-kA-Z1
Turin King List 7.11
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 90-91, 8:T2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VI:11

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Neb nenu
nb-n-nw
(My) lord is Nun
nb:n:Z2-n:nw*w
Castel & Soukiassian, Dépôt de stèles dans le sanctuaire du Nouvel Empire au Gebel Zeit. BIFAO 85, plate LXII
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 90-91, 8:E

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 10
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 90–91
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 63
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 245
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