Neferkara Pepiseneb in hieroglyphs

The twelfth pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Neferkare Pepiseneb

Neferkara Pepiseneb is found on the Abydos king list number 51, while the Turin papyrus 5.8 has Neferka[ra] khered seneb. Pepi was likely deliberately replaced by khered, "the child", perhaps in an attempt to establish a link to the long reign of Pepi II and the fact that he (too?) was a child when he became king.


Neferkamin Anu

Reign of Neferkara Pepiseneb

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne + Birth names

Combination of Throne- and Birth-name cartouches
probably only used for a special occasion.

Throne + Birth name
Nefer ka Ra Pepi seneb*
nfr-kꜢ-rꜤ pi-pi-snb
The perfect one of the ka of Ra, Pepi is healthy
Throne + Birth name variant
Nefer ka khered seneb
The perfect one of the ka (of Ra), the child is healthy


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