Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra in hieroglyphs

The tenth pharaoh of the Thirteenth Dynasty,

Precedessor
Nebnun

Successor
Sewadjkara

Reign of Sewesekhtawy Sehotepibra
Ryholt1783–1781

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

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
Sewesekh tawy
swsḫ-tꜢwi
The one who has widened the Two Lands
s-w-s-x:W10-N17:N17
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo , 36, plate 80a

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
Sehotep ib Ra
sḥtp-ib-rꜤ
The one who has gained the favor of the mind of Ra
ra-s-t-Htp:p-ib
Mitteilungen des Deutschen Archäologischen Instituts, Abteilung Kairo , 36, plate 80 a
Throne name variant
Hotep ib Ra
ḥtp-ib-rꜤ
The one who has gained the favor of the mind of Ra
ra-Htp:t*p-ib
Bilingual cylinder seal, Metropolitan Museum 26.7.21
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 90-91, 9:T1
Throne name variant
Sehotep ib Ra*
sḥtp-ib-rꜤ
The one who has gained the favor of the mind of Ra
ra-s-Htp:t*p-ib
Turin King List 7.12
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 90-91, 9:T2
Gardiner, The Royal Canon of Turin (1959) VI:12

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): 63
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