Ameny Qemau

 Dynasty XIII


Reign of Ameny Qemau
Ryholt1793–1791

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Birth name
Birth name of Ameny Qemau: Ameny za Qemau
Ameny za Qemau
imny-zꜢ-ḳmꜢw
Ameny’s son, Qemau
i-mn:n-i-i-T14-w
Leclant, 1958. Fouilles et travaux en Égypte, 1955-1957 . Orientalia 27.1, 81–82
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 102-103, e:E1
Birth name variant
Birth name of Ameny Qemau: Qemau
Qemau
ḳmꜢw
q&mA:Y1-T14-V28-w
Journal of Egyptian Archaeology 45 (1959). 98
Possibly a modern forgery.
, Handbuch der ägyptischen Königsnamen (), 102-103, e:E2

Bibliography


Handbuch der Ägyptischen Königsnamen, MÄS 49 (1999): 102–103
The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 304–305
The Great Name: Ancient Egyptian Royal Titulary (Atlanta, 2013), 62

 

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The Royal titulary

The full titulary was announced at the coronation, when a pharaoh officially became king.

Horus
Horus name
The oldest form of a pharaoh's name, often enclosed in a serekh, a sort of "heraldic crest" representing a palace facade.

Nebty
Nebty name
The "Two Ladies", the heraldic goddesses Nekhbet and Wadjet, representing Upper and Lower Egypt respectively.

Golden Horus
Golden Horus name
Gold was strongly associated with eternity, but the meaning of this title is disputed.

Prenomen
Throne name
(prenomen) Announced at the coronation, and written in a cartouche.

Nomen
Personal name
(nomen) The name given at birth, also written in a cartouche.

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