Shoshenq IV in hieroglyphs

The eighth pharaoh of the Twenty-second Dynasty,

Precedessor
Shoshenq III

Successor
Pami

Reign of Shoshenq IV

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
Hedj kheper Ra
ḥḏ ḫpr rꜤ
The bright one is a manifestation of Ra
ra-S1-xpr-stp&n&ra
Montet, Les Constructions et le tombeau de Chéchanq III a Tanis (1960), 76, pl. 49
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 7:T

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Shesheneq netjer heqa Iunu
ššnḳ nṯr ḥḳꜢ iwnw
Shoshenq, the god and ruler of Heliopolis
M8A-M8A-n:q-G7-nTr-HqA-iwn
Year 10 stela (St. Petersburg Hermitage 5630)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 7:E1
Birth name variant
Shesheneq mery Amun sa Bastet netjer heqa Iunu
ššnḳ mry imn sꜢ bꜢstt nṯr ḥḳꜢ iwnw
Shoshenq, beloved of Amun, son of Bastet, the god and ruler of Heliopolis
i-mn:n:N36-H8-W2-M8A-M8A-n:q-q&nTr-HqA-iwn
Montet, Les Constructions et le tombeau de Chéchanq III a Tanis (1960), 76, pl. 49
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 190-191, 7:E2

Bibliography

  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 150
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