Sobekhotep VII in hieroglyphs

A pharaoh(?) of the Thirteenth Dynasty, a.k.a. Merkaure Sobekhotep

Precedessor
Sewadjkara Hori

Successor
Merkheperra

Reign of Sobekhotep VII
Ryholt1664–1662
Franke1646–1644
Redford1690–1688
Turin King List2y ?m 4d

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

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
Mer kau Ra
mri-kꜢw-rꜤ
Beloved of the kas of Ra
ra-U7-kA:Z2
Karnak Canon no. 42
Lepsius, "Über die zwölfte Aegyptische Königsdynastie", APAW, 1852, 425, plate 1
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 98-99, 32:T2
Throne name variant
Mer kau Ra
mri-kꜢw-rꜤ
Beloved of the kas of Ra
ra:U7-kA*kA:kA
Statue in the Louvre A 121 (E 7824) JE 43599
Mariette, Karnak, I, plate 8 (L)
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography , II2, 109
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 98-99, 32:T1

Birth name

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Sobek hotep
sbk-ḥtp
Sobek is satisfied
sbk-Htp:t*p
Statue in the Louvre A 121 (E 7824) JE 43599
Mariette, Karnak, I, plate 8 (L)
Porter & Moss, Topographical Bibliography , II2, 109
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 98-99, 32:E

Throne + Birth name

Combination of Throne- and Birth-name cartouches
probably only used for a special occasion.

Throne + Birth name
Mer kau Ra sobek hotep
mr-kꜢw-[rꜤ] sbk-[ḥtp]
Beloved of the kas of (Ra,) Sobekhotep
ra-U7:r-kA-Z1-I3

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 18 (1912): 49
  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 98–99
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 70
  • Baker. D. D. The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I (London, 2008): 453–454
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