Rudamun in hieroglyphs

The seventh pharaoh of the Twenty-third Dynasty, a.k.a. Rudamon

Precedessor
Takelot III

Successor
Tafnakht

Reign of Rudamun
759–755
Dodson759–739

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Neb maa kheru  The Dual King User Maat Ra  Son of Ra Rudamun mery Amun

Horus name

Horus name

The oldest form of the name of a pharaoh, a falcon representing Horus is perched on the palace facade.

Horus name
Neb maa kheru
nb-mꜢꜤ-ḫrw
The possessor of righteousness
nb-U4-t-P8
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 130
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

The “Two Ladies”, the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Nebty name
Heken en Maat
ḥkn-n-mꜢꜤt
Who has rejoiced at Maat
H-k:n-m-U1-Aa11:t
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 130
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:N

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
User Maat Ra
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra
ra-wsr-U1-Aa11:a:t
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 130
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:T1
Throne name variant
User Maat Ra, setep en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ stp.n-imn
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, chosen by Amun
ra-wsr-U2:t-i-mn:n-stp:n
Daressy, Notes et remarques, RecTrav 19 (1897): 20
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:T2

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Rudamun mery Amun
rwd-imn mri-imn
Amun is vigorous, beloved of Amun
null
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 132-33
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:E1
Birth name variant
Rudamun mery Amun
rwd-imn mri-imn
Amun is vigorous, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n-T12-i-mn:n-mr
Daressy, Notes et remarques, RecTrav 19 (1897): 20
White vase, Louvre E 3042
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:E2
Birth name variant
Rudamun
rwd-imn
Amun is vigorous
i-mn:n-r:d-T12
Daressy, Notes et remarques, RecTrav 19 (1897): 20
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, 540 (2100)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:E3
Birth name variant
Rudamun
rwd-imn
Amun is vigorous
i-mn:n-r:T12
Daressy, Notes et remarques, RecTrav 19 (1897): 20
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 196-197, 7:E4

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 392–394
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 196–197
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 155
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