Osorkon IV in hieroglyphs

The twelfth pharaoh of the Twenty-second Dynasty,

Precedessor
Pedubast II

Successor
Takelot II

Reign of Osorkon IV
740–720
Dodson733–715

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
Aa kheperu Ra, setep en Amun
ꜤꜢ-ḫprw-rꜤ stp.n-imn
The great one is a manifestation of Ra, chosen by Amun
ra:aA-xpr-C12-stp:n
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 266
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 200-201, 2:T1
Throne name variant
Nisu-bity Aa kheper Ra, setep en Amun
ni-swt-bit ꜤꜢ-ḫpr-rꜤ stp.n-imn
(The Dual King) The great one is a manifestation of Ra, chosen by Amun
N6B-ra:aA-xpr-C12-stp:n
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 264
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 200-201, 2:T2

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

Personal name given at birth. Also known as the Nomen .

Birth name
Userken mery Amun
wsirkn mri-imn
Osorkon, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:U7-wA-Aa18-r:nb:n
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 266
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 200-201, 2:E1
Birth name variant
Nisu-bity Userken mery Amun
ni-swt-bit wsrkn mri-imn
(The Dual King) Osorkon, beloved one of Amun
N6B-i-mn:n:U7-Aa18-wA-r:k:n-i
Posener, Mélanges Gamal eddin Mokhtar (1985), II, 264
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 200-201, 2:E2

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 399
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 200–201
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 152
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