Takelot II in hieroglyphs

The first pharaoh of the Twenty-third Dynasty,

Precedessor
Osorkon IV

Successor
Pedubast I

Reign of Takelot II
840–815
Dodson841–815

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Ka nakht kha em Waset  The Dual King Hedj kheper Ra, setep en Ra  Son of Ra Takelot

Horus name

Horus name

The oldest form of the name of a pharaoh, a falcon representing Horus is perched on the palace facade.

Horus name
Ka nakht kha em Waset
kꜢ-nḫt ḫꜤi-m-wꜢst
The strong bull who appears in Thebes
E1:D40-xa-m-R19
The Epigraphic Survey, The Bubastite portal, (OIP 74), plate 21 (1)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:H

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
Hedj kheper Ra, setep en Ra
ḥḏ-ḫpr-rꜤ stp.n-rꜤ
Radiant is the manifestation of Ra, the chosen one of Ra
ra-S1-xpr-stp&n&ra
The Epigraphic Survey, The Bubastite portal, (OIP 74), plate 21 (1)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:T1
Throne name variant
Hedj kheper Ra, setep en Ra, netjer heqa Waset
ḥḏ-ḫpr-rꜤ stp.n-rꜤ nṯr-ḥḳꜢ-wꜢst
Radiant is the manifestation of Ra, the chosen one of Ra, divine ruler of Thebes
ra-S1-xpr-stp&n&ra-nTr-HqA-R19
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 539 (6964)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:T2

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Takelot
tklt
t:k-r:N17-U33
Legrain, Notice sur le Temple d'Osiris Neb-djeto, ASAE 4 (1903): 183
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:E1
Birth name variant
Takelot mery Amun
tklt mri-imn
Takelot, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-U33-k:nb:N36-U33
RecTrav 18, 52
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:E2
Birth name variant
Takelot sa Aset, mery Amun
tklt zꜢ-Ꜣst mri-imn
Takelot, son of Isis, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-st-H8:Z1-T:k-r*Z1:N36
The Epigraphic Survey, The Bubastite portal, (OIP 74), plate 16-17
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:E3
Birth name variant
Takelot sa Aset, mery Amun
tklt zꜢ-Ꜣst mri-imn
Takelot, son of Isis, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-st-H8:Z1-T:k-r:N36:t
RecTrav 35, 130
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:E4
Birth name variant
Takelot sa Aset, mery Amun
tklt zꜢ-Ꜣst mri-imn
Takelot, son of Isis, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:N36-st-H8:Z1-U33-k:r:N36-U33
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 539 (6964)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 192-193, 1:E5

Bibliography

  • Gauthier, H. Le livre des rois d'Égypte. MIFAO 19 (1913): 351–360
  • 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): 149
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