Takelot III in hieroglyphs

The sixth pharaoh of the Twenty-third Dynasty,

Precedessor
Osorkon III

Successor
Rudamun

Reign of Takelot III
774–759
Dodson774–759

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

The Dual King
The Son of Ra

Horus Wadj tawy  The Dual King User Maat Ra, setep en Amun  Son of Ra Tekelet si Aset, mery Amun

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
Wadj tawy
wꜢḏ-tꜢwi
The sturdy one of the Two Lands
M14-N17:N17
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 128
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:H

Nebty name

Two ladies hieroglyphs

The “Two Ladies”, the goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Nebty name
Wadj tawy
wꜢḏ-tꜢwi
The sturdy one of the Two Lands
M14-N17:N17
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 130
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:N

Golden Horus name

Golden Horus name

Horus perched on Gold, which was associated with eternity, but its meaning is disputed.

Golden Horus name
Wadj tawy
wꜢḏ-tꜢwi
The sturdy one of the Two Lands
wAD-M127-wAD
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 130
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:G

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
User Maat Ra, setep en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ stp.n-imn
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, chosen by Amun
ra-wsr-mAat-i-mn:n:stp
Daressy, Inscriptions inédites de la XXIe Dynastie, RecTrav 18 (1896): 51
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:T1
Throne name variant A
User Maat Ra, setep en Amun
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ stp.n-imn
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra, chosen by Amun
i-mn:n-ra-wsr-U1-Aa11:a:t-stp:n
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 128-132
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:T2
Throne name variant B
User Maat Ra
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra
ra-wsr-U1-Aa11:a:t
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 130
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:T3
Throne name variant C
User Maat Ra
wsr-mꜢꜤt-rꜤ
The strong one belonging to the Maat of Ra
ra-wsr-Sw
Petrie, Abydos, III, plate 24 (2)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:T4

Birth names

Nomen or birth name

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

Birth name
Tekelet si Aset, mery Amun
tklt zꜢ-Ꜣst mri-imn
Takelot, son of Isis, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:U7-zA-st-U33-k:r*Z1:N17-U33
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 130
Birth name variant A
Tekelet si Aset, mery Amun, netjer heqa Waset
tklt zꜢ-Ꜣst mri-imn
Takelot, son of Isis, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:U7-st-H8-T:k:r-U33
Beckerath, The Nile Level Records at Karnak and their Importance, JARCE 5: 50:13
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:E1
Birth name variant B
Tekelet si Aset, mery Amun
tklt zꜢ-Ꜣst mri-imn
Takelot, son of Isis, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:U7-H8-st:t-T:k:r-U33
Beckerath, The Nile Level Records at Karnak and their Importance, JARCE 5: 49:4
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:E2
Birth name variant C
Tekelet si Aset, mery Amun
tklt zꜢ-Ꜣst mri-imn
Takelot, son of Isis, beloved of Amun
i-mn:n:U7-H8:Z1-st-T:k-r:t*Z1:N17-U33
Statuette (Cairo Museum CG 42211, JE 37159)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:E3
Birth name variant D
Tekelet mery Amun
tklt mri-imn
Takelot, beloved of Amun
mn:n:U7\-i\-T:k:r-N17:U33
Aegyptische Inschriften aus den Königlichen Museen zu Berlin, II, p. 548 (20136)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:E4
Birth name variant E
Tekelet
tklt
Takelot
T:k-r:Z1-N17:T
Legrain, Le temple et les chapelles d'Osiris a Karnak, RecTrav 22 (1900): 128
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:E5
Birth name variant F
Tekelet
tklt
Takelot
T:k-r-U33-i
Petrie, Abydos, III, plate 24 (2)
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:E6
Birth name variant G
Tekelet
tklt
Takelot
T:k-r:N17-U33
Barsanti, Sur deux steles d'Abydos au nom fu pharaon Takellothis I, RecTrav 15 (1893): 173
Beckerath, “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, 2nd ed. MÄS 49 (1999). 194-195, 6:E7

Bibliography

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  • Beckerath, J. “Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen”, Second edition, MÄS 49 (1999) : 194–195
  • Leprohon, R. J. The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013): 155
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