Shoshenq VI in hieroglyphs

The fourth pharaoh of the Twenty-third Dynasty, a.k.a. Previously known as Shoshenq IV

Precedessor
Iuput I

Successor
Osorkon III

Reign of Shoshenq VI
804–798
Dodson805–796

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
User Maat Ra
wsr mꜢꜤt rꜤ mry imn
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, beloved of Amun
ra-wsr-Sw-i-mn:n:N36
Beckerath, The Nile Level Records at Karnak and their Importance, JARCE 5: 52:25
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 4:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Shesheneq
ššnḳ mery imn
Shoshenq, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-M8A:M8A-q
Beckerath, The Nile Level Records at Karnak and their Importance, JARCE 5: 52:25
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 4:E1

Bibliography

  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 192–193
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 154
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