Sheshi in hieroglyphs

The fifth pharaoh of the Fourteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Sheshy

Precedessor
Aahotepra

Successor
Nehesi

Reign of Sheshi
Ryholt1745–1705

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

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
Maa ib Ra
mꜢꜤ-ib-rꜤ
The righteous one is the heart of Ra
ra-U4-a:ib
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders (1917), pl. 21, B
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 116-117, f:T

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Sheshi
šši
N37:N37-i
Petrie, Scarabs and cylinders, (1917), pl. 22 C
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 116-117, f:E

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 17 (1907): 206–207
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 116–117
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 75
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 428–429
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