Hordjedef

Also known as: Djedefhor
Dynasty IV

Hordjedef was a son of Khufu and half-brother of pharaohs Radjedef and Khafra. His name is mentioned on an inscription in Wadi Hammamat, written after the names of Khufu, Radjedef and Khafra, preceding the name of another of his brothers, Baufra. There is no evidence that either Hordjedef or Baufra ruled as a pharaoh, even though only pharaohs' names were written in cartouches during the 4th dynasty. The name appears with an added Ra sign, which implies that the inscription was not contemporary, but inscribed later, likely during the Middle Kingdom.

Reign of Hordjedef
Not available or unknown

 

The Royal Titulary

From the hieroglyphic records

Throne name
Throne name: Hor djedef Ra
Hor djedef Ra
 ḥr-ḏd-f-rꜤ
ra-G5-Dd-f
Wadi Hammamat inscription
Drioton. (1954). Une Liste des Rois de la IV Dynastie dans l'Ouadi Hammamat. Bulletin de la Société Français d'Égyptologie 16, 41-49
Birth name
Birth name: Hor djedef
Hor djedef
 ḥr-ḏḏ.f
G5-D37:D37-f
As prince Hordjedef in Westcar papyrus 6.22 etc.

Bibliography


The Encyclopedia of the Pharaohs: Volume I – Predynastic to the Twentieth Dynasty 3300–1069 BC (London, 2008), 80–81

 

 



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