Neferkara II in hieroglyphs

The third pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Neferkare II

Neferkara II is only known from the Abydos king list number 42, while the Turin papyrus unfortunately has a notation of a lacuna where the name would have been found.


Neferkara Neby

Reign of Neferkara II

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
Nefer ka Ra*
The perfect one of the ka of Ra
Abydos Canon no. 42

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 66-67, 3:T


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  • Beckerath, J., 1999. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49: 66–67
  • Leprohon, R. J., 2013. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary. Atlanta: 44
  • Baker. D. D., 2008. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I. London: 265
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