Sekhemra Khutawy in hieroglyphs

The sixteenth pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty,

Precedessor
Hor I

Successor
Djedkheperu

Reign of Sekhemra Khutawy
Ryholt1775–1772
Franke1752–1746

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King

Horus Kha bau  The Dual King Sekhem Ra khu tawy

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
Kha bau
ḫꜤ-bꜢw
The glorious appearance of might
xa:a-G30
Letter seal of the king
Bulletin of the Museum of Fine Arts 28 (1930), 50
Horus name variant
Kha bau
ḫꜤ-bꜢw
The glorious appearance of might
xa-G30
Naville, Bubastis, 15, plate XXXIII (i) architrave now in British Museum EA1100
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders with names, plate XVIII, 15
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 3:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

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

Nebty name
Wehem djed
wḥm-ḏd
The one who has repeated stability
F25-Dd-Dd
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders with names, plate XVIII, 15
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 3:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

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

Golden Horus name
Ankh renput
Ꜥnḫ-rnpwt
(Fully) Alive of years
anx-Z3-M4
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders with names, plate XVIII, 15
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 3:G

Throne name

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
Sekhem Ra khu tawy
sḫm-rꜤ ḫwi-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra is the protection of the Two Lands
ra-sxm-x-D43:N17:N17
Naville, Bubastis, 15, plate XXXIII (i) architrave now in British Museum EA1100
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 88-89, 3:T1

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 88–89
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 64–65
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 373
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