Neferkaura in hieroglyphs

The fifteenth pharaoh of the Eighth Dynasty, a.k.a. Neferkaure

Neferkaura's throne name is found on the Abydos king list, and in the Turin Canon his name is missing recording only a reign of 4 year and 2 months.

Qakara Ibi


Reign of Neferkaura
AE Chronology2126–2113
Turin King List4y 2m

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 kau Ra*
The perfect one of the kas of Ra
Abydos Canon no. 54

Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 68-69, 15:T
Throne name variant
Name missing
Turin King List 5.11
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) IV, 11


  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 190
  • Beckerath, J., 1999. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49: 68–69
  • Leprohon, R. J., 2013. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary. Atlanta: 47
  • Baker. D. D., 2008. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I. London: 272–273
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