Sekhemib in hieroglyphs

The sixth pharaoh of the Second Dynasty,

The first pharaoh to add an epithet within the serekh of the Horus name, which was not included in the earlier version of the name. His tomb has not been found. The identity of Sekhemib has given rise to several theories, and the question has still not been solved by Egyptologists.

Precedessor
Senedj

Successor
Peribsen

Reign of Sekhemib
AE Chronology2660–2650
Malek2700–2674
Redford2734–2714

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Horus Sekhem ib per en Maat

Horus names

Horus name

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

Horus name
Sekhem ib
sḫm-ib
The resolute one
s-sxm-ib
Abydos Tomb P, IÄF 266-268
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo 20 no. 52
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 44-45, a:H1
Horus name variant
Sekhem ib per en Maat
sḫm-ib-pr-n-mꜢꜤt
The resolute one who comes forth for Maat
s-sxm-ib:pr:n-U4:t
Bowl fragment in British Museum (EA52862)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 44-45, a:H2

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

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

Nebty name
Sekhem ib per en Maat
sḫm-ib-pr-n-mꜢꜤt
The resolute one who comes forth for Maat
s-sxm-ib:pr:n-U4:t
Lauer, La Pyramide à Degrés, IV, no. 93-94
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 44-45, a:N

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 22–23, 40
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 44–45
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 29
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 362–365
PLEASE NOTE
There might be errors on this page.
Make sure you use the correct source!
Yes, you would be surprised...