Neferkamin I in hieroglyphs

The eighth pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Seneferka

Neferkamin I is found on the Abydos king list number 47, while the Turin papyrus has a notation of a lacuna where the name would have been found. His name might have been Neferkamin, but Seneferka can't be excluded. The Ramesside scribes probably misread the Min emblem (Gardiner R22) as the very similar looking s (Gardiner S29).

Precedessor
Merenhor

Successor
Nikara

Reign of Neferkamin I

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
Nefer ka Menu*
nfr-kꜢ-mnw
The perfect one of the ka of Min
R22-nfr-kA
Gold plaque, British Museum EA 8444 (possibly a modern forgery?)
Throne name variant
Senefer ka*
s-nfr-kꜢ
z-nfr-kA
Abydos Canon no. 47
Sign R22 might have been misread as a "s", O34 (see 1)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 66-67, 8:T1
Throne name variant
Senefer ka*
s-nfr-kꜢ
s-nfr-kA
Lepsius, Auswahl der wichtigsten Urkunden des aegyptischen Alterthums, plate 2
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 66-67, 8:T2

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 186
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 66–67
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 45
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 262–263
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