Neferkara Neby in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Neferkare Neby

Neferkara Neby is found on the Abydos king list number 43, while the Turin papyrus has a notation of a lacuna where the name would have been found.

Neferkara II

Djedkara Shemai

Reign of Neferkara Neby

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 Neby*
nfr-kꜢ-rꜤ nb-y
The perfect one of the ka of Ra, who belongs to (his) lord
Abydos Canon no. 43

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 66-67, 4:T+E


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  • Leprohon, R. J., 2013. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary. Atlanta: 45
  • Baker. D. D., 2008. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I. London: 267–268
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