Sedjefakara Kay-Amenemhat in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Amenemhat VII

Precedessor
Sebkay

Successor
Wegaf

Reign of Sedjefakara Kay-Amenemhat
Ryholt1769–1766

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Hery tep tawy  The Dual King Sedjefa ka Ra  Son of Ra Kay Amenemhat

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
Hery tep tawy
ḥri-tp-tꜢwi
The chieftain of the Two Lands
D2*D1:N17:N17
Revue de l'Égypte ancienne, II, 159
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 15:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

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

Nebty name
Netjeri bau
nṯri-bꜢw
Divine of might
nTr-G30
Revue de l'Égypte ancienne, II, 159
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 15:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

Horus perched on Gold, which was associated with eternity, but its meaning is disputed.

Golden Horus name
Aa pehty
ꜤꜢ-pḥti
Great of strength
aA:F9*F9
Revue de l'Égypte ancienne, II, 159
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 15:G

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
Sedjefa ka Ra
sḏfꜢ-kꜢ-rꜤ
The one whom the ka of Ra has endowed
ra-s-D:f-A-kA
Revue de l'Égypte ancienne, II, 159
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 15:T1
Throne name variant
Sedjefa ka Ra
sḏfꜢ-kꜢ-rꜤ
The one whom the ka of Ra has endowed
ra-s-D:f-A-//-kA-1
Turin King List 7.18
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VI:18

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Kay Amenemhat
kꜢy imn-m-ḥꜢt
Kay's <son>, Amenemhat
kA:i*i-i-mn:n-m-HAt:t
Revue de l'Égypte ancienne, II, 159
Ryholt, The Political Situation in Egypt During the Second Intermediate Period, 219
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 92-93, 15:E

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 92–93
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 65
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