Neferirkara II in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Neferirkare II

Neferirkara (the roman numeral II is used to differentiate him from his namesake, Neferirkara Kakai) was probably the last king before Herkleopolitan Dynasty IX overthrew the already weak regime.


Meribra Khety I

Reign of Neferirkara II
AE Chronology2119–2118
Turin King List1½ year

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
Horus name
Demedj ib tawy
Who has united the will of the Two Lands
Coptos decree R (Cairo Museum JE 41894)
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums , I, 304
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 70-71, b:H

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
Nefer ir ka Ra*
Abydos Canon no. 56

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 68-69, 17:T
Throne name variant
Name missing
Position based on Abydos King list (56)
Turin King List 5.13
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) IV:13


  • Baker. D. D., 2008. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I. London: 260–261
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