Sobekemsaf II in hieroglyphs

The third pharaoh of the Seventeenth Dynasty,

Cartouche number 58 of the Karnak king list starts with Sekhemra, and it is possible that it would have contained the rest (shedtawy) of the name of Sobekemsaf's throne name, but that is pure conjecture.

Precedessor
Sobekemsaf I

Successor
Intef V

Reign of Sobekemsaf II
Ryholt1566–1559

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

 The Dual King Sekhem Ra shed tawy  Son of Ra Sobek em saf

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
Sekhem Ra shed tawy
sḫm-rꜤ šd-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra is the one who has rescued the Two Lands
ra-sxm-Sd:N17:N17
Hayes, Scepter of Egypt, II, 10 fig. 3
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 128-129, 10:T1
Throne name variant
Sekhem Ra shed tawy
sḫm-rꜤ šd-tꜢwi
The powerful one of Ra is the one who has rescued the Two Lands
ra-sxm-F30:d*Z4-N17:N17
British museum stela EA 280
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 128-129, 10:T2

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Sobek em saf
sbk-m-sꜢ.f
Sobek is his protection
I4-m-V16:f
British museum stela EA 280
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 128-129, 10:E1
Birth name variant
Sobek em saf
sbk-m-sꜢ.f
Sobek is his protection
I3-A1-m-V16:Z2:f
Legrain, Second rapport sur les travaux exécutés à Karnak, ASAE 4 (1903): 8
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 128-129, 10:E2

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 71–73
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 128–129
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 90
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 438–440
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