Senusret IV in hieroglyphs

The fifteenth pharaoh of the Sixteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Seneferibre

Precedessor
Mentuhotep VI

Successor
Pepi III

Reign of Senusret IV

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Wehem ankh  The Dual King Senefer ib Ra  Son of Ra Senusret

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
Wehem ankh
wḥm-Ꜥnḫ
The one who has repeated life
F25-anx
Colossal statue of Senusret IV (Cairo Museum, CG 42026, JE 36128)
Legrain, Sur une stèle de Senousrit IV, RecTrav 30 (1908): 15-16
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 102-103, a:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

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

Nebty name
Sankh tawy
sꜤnḫ-tꜢwi
The one who has sustained the Two Lands
s-anx-N17:N17:N21*N21
Colossal statue of Senusret IV (Cairo Museum, CG 42026, JE 36128)
Legrain, Sur une stèle de Senousrit IV, RecTrav 30 (1908): 15-16
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 102-103, a:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

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

Golden Horus name
Nefer khau
nfr-ḫꜤw
Perfect of appearances
nfr-xa:Z2
Colossal statue of Senusret IV (Cairo Museum, CG 42026, JE 36128)
Legrain, Sur une stèle de Senousrit IV, RecTrav 30 (1908): 15-16
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 102-103, a: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
Senefer ib Ra
snfr-ib-rꜤ
The one whom Ra’s heart has made perfect
ra-s-nfr-ib
Colossal statue of Senusret IV (Cairo Museum, CG 42026, JE 36128)
Legrain, Sur une stèle de Senousrit IV, RecTrav 30 (1908): 15-16
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 102-103, a:T
Throne name variant
Senefer ib Ra
snfr-[ib]-rꜤ
The one whom Ra’s heart has made perfect
ra-s-nfr-ib
Karnak Canon no. 45
Urkunden des Ägyptische Alterthums , IV, 609 (VI:6)

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Senusret
s(i)-n-wsrt
wsr-s-(r:t)-(z:n)
Colossal statue of Senusret IV (Cairo Museum, CG 42026, JE 36128)
Legrain, Sur une stèle de Senousrit IV, RecTrav 30 (1908): 15-16
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 102-103, a:E

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 66–67
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 102–103
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 86
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 401–402
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